This book is in Danish.
“Sneums Kalejdoskop”is a unique piece of music history written and collected by music journalist Jan Sneum. A project consisting of a 296-page book in LP-format as well as a double vinyl album in gatefold cover. Everything collected in a box. A type of memoir, where Sneum’s encounters with people, places and music during the course of 70 years is described through text, photos and audio.
The book,which has a preface by American rock journalist David Fricke, contains over 100 of Sneum’s photographs. Many of which have never been published before, such as of Furekåben, Tim Buckley, Frank Zappa, Iggy Pop and Pere Ubu’s David Thomas. More over the book also contains a series of photos from 1960’s Siena and Toronto, as well as 1970’s New York.
Textually Sneum takes a trip from his upbringing in Copenhagen to the years in the Danish National Radio, DR, with substantive deep dives into festivals like Roskilde and the French Transmusicales as well as in projects like “Sneum’s Garage” on P6 Beat Radio, “Sneum’s Palads” on The Lake Radio, and “Sneum’s Institute” in the venue Stengade in Copenhagen.
The original version of Sneum’s Kalejdoskop, which has long been out of print, came out in 2019 and contained a double vinyl-album alongside the book. In this 2. print the book is issued alone, while the content from the records instead has been put online for streaming on all major platforms.
Sneum is narrating – as if it was radio – in between audio clips from the archive in “Sneums Kælder”. In addition the two LP’s contain new music by eight Danish music acts: Bene, J. Jaanmai Duo, Kogekunst, Maria Faust, Narcosatanicos, Nelson Can, Tone and Ærkenbrand.
The re-issue of the book has been made possible via a collaboration with a series of partners including Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books, Crunchy Frog Records, Varano Music og M-AArt.
“Sneums Kalejdoskop: Mennesker, steder og musik” in the 2. print comes in a limited amount of 1,000 copies in total.
Publication date: Monday June 12, 2020.