that no more issues of "Sense" are on the way, several people have
been asking about past issues and music releases. A few of the past
issues are sold-out, as are most of the music releases, nevertheless,
let us draw your attention to two magnificent items you might have
"In A Sense" is a wonderful 16-track compilation featuring some
of our most beloved artists and bands that have appeared on "Sense"
since 1999 where the first issue was published. The full-list of
artists and bands appearing on the compilation is (in alphabetical
order): Artisokka, The Bedroom Set, The Crooner, Downpilot, Low,
Mus, Grant-Lee Phillips, Piano Magic, The Post, Rivulets, Simpatico,
Songs: Ohia, Spokane, The Temporary Thing, Trembling Blue Stars
and Thalia Zedek. Among the highlights are an exclusive Trembling
Blue Stars' demo called "If I Handle You With Care", a previously
unreleased song by Thalia Zedek called "Angel", a version of Piano
Magic's "Saint Marie" - different from the one that appears on their
latest album, as well as an exclusive track by The Post, a brilliant
post-rock band from Indiana. If you are interested in more information,
you can find a track-by-track presentation of the songs here.
Originally, the cd was included in the 30th issue of "Sense", but
as we pressed more cds than we printed issues, you can now get a
copy of the cd alone, for the ridiculous price of 4 euro / 4$ (Europe)
or 5 euro / 5$ (anywhere else), including postage. To order one
or more copies, please use our online
one of our music releases you might have missed is the excellent
debut album by NY-based singer-songwriter Richard McGraw, "Her Sacred
Status, My Militant Needs". If you like bands such as Red House
Painters or Smog, you'll most probably love this one. You can read
an interview with Richard McGraw here.
The cd can be found on several online shops but we have the best
price of them all (yeah, Amazon should be scared of us) - 6 euro
/ 6$ (Europe) or 7 euro / 7$ (everywhere else) including postage
costs. Again, if you're interested, please use the online
Let us thank you once more for your very moving words about the
latest issue and for being with us all these years. In our next
and last update, we'll try sum it all up by revamping the history
section of this website. We hope you all have a wonderful spring
January 18, 2004
are very happy to announce that the new issue is now out, featuring
our standard and very much biased best of 2003 list. The new issue
is only twenty pages long, and we felt it's only fair that we call
it Sense 33 1/3.
"Look guys", we can hear some of you say, "this is only 20 pages
long - and that's 16 if we don't count the cover and back-cover;
plus we can read your list here
anyways, so why would we bother and go buy the damn thing?". And
you'd be probably right. That is, if it weren't for our comprehensive
in-depth presentation of some of our favourite albums last year,
complete with Yo La Tengo, Lisa Germano and The Impossible Shapes
interviews. Plus, it's also our very last issue, and it's a good
time of the season for getting emotional. You can find the new issue
in Vinyl Microstore, or you can ask for one using the contact form
And as if this wasn't enough, the new issue comes with a 7-track
compilation cdr entitled "A Jukebox" (SENSE CD22), featuring Lisa
Germano, The Impossible Shapes, The Meeting Places, June Panic,
Sciflyer and (inevitably) Trembling Blue Stars. All of them appear
on the new issue, and this compilation is summing up some of last
year's most brilliant moments. We feel that this is a perfect way
to say goodbye, and as ever, we cannot thank you enough for being
there all these years.
January 8, 2004
We'd like to wish everyone all the best for the new year - hopefully
this one will bring us all we've ever wished for!
Like some of you probably read on the previous issue, the January
issue will be the last one, and
after that we are going to disappear into obscurity forever. Worse
still, the next issue won't even be an issue proper, as it will
be much shorter than usual and won't feature any of the standard
columns. Instead, you'll get a splendid "best of 2003" special with
candid interviews and all, so you can check how many of our favourite
records you've got already, and then go listen to, buy, download,
borrow, steal or stay indifferent to the rest of the lot. The abridged
version of our favourite albums for 2003 can be found here
- and the new issue has been planned as a mid-January publication.
We are also very happy to announce that the new issue will come
with a limited cdr, featuring 7 songs off the albums appearing on
the "best of 2003" list; the compilation is entitled "A Jukebox"
and we feel it's the perfect way to put an end to almost five wonderful
(for us, at least!) years of zine-making. Details about the compilation
will be available very soon.
There are loads of people to thank - and we're sure they (you) know
our gratitude and love.
happy to announce that Sense's difficult 33rd issue is now waiting
for you on the shelves of Vinyl Microstore. As always, if you're
unlikely to be near those shelves sometime in the future, you can
try contacting us using this
The new issue features an evil-looking June Panic on the cover and
stuff about Pixies, Codeine, Quickspace, Kings Of Leon, Belle And
Sebastian, Cass McCombs, Suede, Paula Frazer and loads more - this
issue is a bit too much packed. Worse still, there's no cd to accompany
initial copies, but we are working on a new one, and it will hopefully
be out right after Christmas. Hohoho!
Just added to the Sense online interview archive: Titania/Angelmark.
From Sense #32 comes this online
English version of the interview with Michael Turner and Mandy Counsins
of Canada's Titania.