QVADRIVIVM ZINE "issue 4, September 2001"

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QVADRIVIVM ZINE "issue 4, September 2001"

(60 A4 pages, English, Xerox)
Mamma mia, such pathetic arrangement! Mikko, have all your ships sunk? It is a pity for the texts! The publication is bloody job to be at least defined...harassing one's eyes, hard to browse, without guiding marks or other distinct signs. I understand Mikko wishes to reach an inedited presentation (see the former issue!) but a Xerox quality is so low, the lay-out is at least embarrassing and all seem to be governed by chaos and lack of coherence. Solely a patient reader could glance through the entire material without getting mad! Here is an interview and here as well is a review...completed with a quote or a comment...uhhhhh, you've almost lost me, pal! Bad idea! Especially since the materials' quality is irreproachable full of meditative ideas, with an impressing package of information, tough but correct reviews and interviews far beyond the musical spectrum... Mikko is one of the fewest who pays attention to details that colour and impregnate a magazine! Unfortunately, the shape of such inherent quality was forgotten...If it was for a "more standard" (oh, dear, how stupid I may sound....but for the truth, the magazine harassed my eyes!!!) arrangement with a certain order in everything, besides a professional printing job, well, then, I might have spoken of one of the best underground magazines in the last 5 years! There is an interesting journey within miscellaneous dimensions from ATARAXIA, PLAN E or ALEX KURTAGIC till EYES OF LIGEIA, ENID, MOTHER DEPTH, LOVE HISTORY. The authors' musical tastes are very close to mine and perhaps that is why I so much like the material.

It is definitely a very intelligently conceived magazine and out of the typical trendy patterns and I find outrageous for it not to have the benefit of an image at the same level! Do you know how I find it? Well, I indulge myself in comparing it with a genial good-humoured girl-friend/partner with a very high IQ but with a horrible wrong measured look. As far as discussion/dialogue is regarded and implied, everything is more than OK..., perfect, I'd say! But what if I desire for more? There is a huge obstacle, possible to overcome yet still an impediment I knock myself at despite of all my freedom of prejudices and prejudgements. And I cannot wonder of such unfair paradox...the ones with money release puerile materials and the intelligent ones have none! Intelligent yet weird and sinister equilibrium (???) of nature....