Another fanzine from the people who brought you Surreal Istanbul. I
really enjoyed Surreal Istanbul but found it difficult to understand
the themes. Debaser mixes the same sort of dense, decorative imagery
with essays on work, solidarity, leaders and militarism.
The images and the text work well together and the writing is really
interesting. Written from an anarchist point of view it criticises capitalism
without talking about offering alternatives. It is still really interesting,
encouraging the reader to reject capitalism and hierarchy and painting
a bleak picture of modern life as "The same thing every day, -Tube-Work-TV-Sleep"
The artwork is a mixture of illustration, photography and photomontage.
A strange and beautiful zine I definitely recommend. There's some poetry
in here too but don't let that put you off.
By Vile Generation