William Davenport, a film director specialising in non-mainstream topics for his series of documentaries have two new ones out soon. The first on Outsiders like legendary noise anti-art troupe, The Haters (American cousins of The New Blockaders), plunderphonic pioneers, Negativland, aggro-shoegazers, Medicine, free jazz snuff combo, Borbetomagus and more to present a peep into the fertile but yet little known American punk-inspired underground of the 1980s and early 1990s. It;s called "New Punks".
See trailer below.
New Punks Trailer. from William Davenport on Vimeo.
He has another one on the subterranean cassette underground of even more obscure nature, called "The Great American Cassette Makers". A group of autarky bedroom and not-so-bedroom (Al Margolis, for e.g., who went on to a little fame as If Bwana) weird sound creators who created a global network of like-minded communique.
Great American Cassette Masters Trailer from William Davenport on Vimeo.
Let's try to bring the films here to Singapore and Asia... Anyone?