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‘The Dirty Year’ reprints the introduction to FÖRDÄMNING #11, a new music magazine published by Matthias Andersson of Gothenburg, Sweden. FÖRDÄMNING specialized in ridiculously well-informed histories of things that resist understanding – It’s War Boys or Penultimate Press or Speculum Fight or NZ lathe cuts. Histories that require obsessive record collecting, asking questions of everyone who might have the slightest idea, digging through unexpected, tangential reports. What was maybe best about FÖRDÄMNING was the consistent sense of discovery, of wonder. ‘The Dirty Year’ encapsulates all of that through a brief story of a record collection that appeared in a second hand shop. 4 1/2 inches x 6 1/4 inches, 12 pages, saddle stitched.

Published by The Grass is Green in the Fields For You, Glasgow