Alien Existence is a disquieting selection of original artworks and all-new text by Philip Best. Amplifying the dark themes of recent Consumer Electronics albums such as Estuary English and Dollhouse Songs, ‘Alien Existence’ charts the shattered psychic landscape of the early 21st century in all its eerieness, wonder and confusion. Stunningly printed in full colour and accompanied by a wide-ranging and provocative interview with Best by fellow artist Martin Bladh,'Alien Existence’ is sure to both disturb and enchant.
The book includes 40 pages of Best's creative writings, over 200 colour reproductions and an extensive interview with the artist conducted by Martin Bladh.
Philip Best - Alien Existence
Edition limited to 200 copies
Philip Best is an English collage artist and pioneer of power electronics music. Since 1982 Best has written and recorded music with Whitehouse, Ramleh and Skullflower, and more recently with his long-running solo project Consumer Electronics, releasing Estuary English (2014) and Dollhouse Songs (2015). He has performed on numerous occasions in the USA, Japan, Australia and throughout Europe. In 1998, Best published his doctoral thesis at Durham University entitled Apocalypticism in the Fiction of William S. Burroughs, J.G. Ballard and Thomas Pynchon, and later received a doctorate in English literature. He has also released two books with collage artworks entitled American Campgrounds (Creation Books, 2010) and most recently Alien Existence on Infinity Land Press (2016).
Best now lives in Texas and publishes chapbooks under the Amphetamine Sulphate imprint.