The Thing Quarterly Issue 24

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The Thing Quarterly Issue 24

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Issue 24 is by Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, with contributions from experimental punk group No Age and director/photographer Todd Cole.  It thematically revolves around the idea of deconstruction, a common theme in Rodarte's design work.  The record's sound and imagery are repurposed from ‘Aanteni’ (2010), a short art and fashion film produced by Rodarte, which also features direction by Todd Cole and an original soundtrack by No Age.  The film explores similar themes of balance and chaos.

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The 12” picture disc on clear vinyl features two tracks by No Age.  Side A features the ambient 9-minute soundtrack from ‘Aanteni’ with an abstracted film still by Todd Cole.  Side B features a 13-minute live version of the track, “ruined” by looping the sound repeatedly on itself, with burnt remnants of Cole’s same film still.  A highly conceptualized inner sleeve and gatefold jacket house the issue, displaying more of Cole’s imagery.  The issue also includes a free download of both No Age tracks and comes shrink-wrapped in a signature THING Quarterly custom box.