This Thursday in London at the Rough Trade shop TEST DEPT’s “Total State Machine” book is launched with a free event featuring a Q and A by Luke Turner of the Quietus, a live reworking of Test Dept classics and, inevitably, a book signing session. Full details below.
Further reading: check out John Robb’s interview with Test Dept about this book and the band’s career thus far and going forward.
Itinerary for Thursdays event at Rough Trade East, London…
- 9:00 – Q and A by Luke Turner of the Quietus featuring Paul Jamrozy and Graham Cunnington (TD), Robin Rimbaud.(Scanner) Alexei Monroe and Peter Webb (PC-Press)
- 19:40 Scanner Live reworking of Test Dept Classics.
- 20:30 Book and record signing.
About Total State Machine:
Test Dept: the authentic industrialists, sonic material handlers, utilisers and recyclers of society’s debris re-emerge to engage with the current cultural and political climate, exploring new ways of expression in a strategic programme of actions and releases. Continuing in a series of events spread over an extended period of unleashing, Test Dept’s book ‘Total State Machine’ sees a special launch at Rough Trade East on July 16 featuring a Q&A with Test Dept members and Robin Rimbaud led by Luke Turner of The Quietus, a live remix performance by Scanner and a book and album signing. To mark this occasion beyond the book itself, the band re-issue ‘Shoulder To Shoulder’ (1985), the second in a series of re-releases, partnering the book, published in June by PC-Press, the first being the 12″ ‘Tested Product’ for Record Store Day, in new and adapted artworks, also through PC-Press. This special red vinyl edition paves the way for more back catalogue action late October 2015, namely both 6 x CD & 6 x vinyl box sets.
19:00 – Q and A by Luke Turner of the Quietus featuring Paul Jamrozy and Graham Cunnington (TD), Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) Alexei Monroe and Peter Webb (PC-Press)
19:40 Scanner Live reworking of Test Dept Classics
20:30 Book and record signing