Local Psycho THE GURDY STONE ZINE with Flexi-disc Field Recording

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The Gurdy Stone Zine
Documenting the standing of a stone with photos by Josh Hight

Designed and edited by Jimmy Cauty and Jem Finer (aka Local Psycho) with written contributions by

Jem Finer
Jimmy Cauty
Lally Macbeth
Marcia Farquhar
Mathew Clayton
Matthew Shaw
Richard Wilson

62 pages in saddle stitched card wraps,
29.7 x 21 cm

Comes with a 7” flexi-disc recording of the Gurdy Stone Field Recording No.13, recorded in the field by Psy-Loco Mobile Recording Unit.

Published by the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, 2023

Available in two editions:

Signed Edition of 250 copies signed by both Jimmy & Jem with a folded A3 Gurdy Stone poster laid inside: £25

 Open Edition not signed and no poster: £15

Both editions come with the Flexi-disc field recording

Publication Date: 23rd August 2023


On the eve of Mayday 2023 Jimmy Cauty and Jem Finer stood a standing stone in a field in East Sussex to mark the passing of the Green Comet (that had last passed earth 50,000 years ago) and the release of their new Local Psycho single The Hurdy Gurdy Song. In a ceremony on Mayday the Hurdy Gurdy Song was embedded into the stone, playing it directly into the rock using powerful transducers.

This zine documents and celebrates these events.

The Gurdy Stone can be visited at Lovebrook Farm on Saturdays from dawn to 1pm and some say if you press your ear against it The Hurdy Gurdy Song can still be heard reverberating down to the earth’s core.

Otherwise, the song can be downloaded, streamed and bought on vinyl via Heavenly Recordings.

About Local Psycho

Local Psycho is Jimmy Cauty and Jem Finer

Jimmy Cauty is an English artist, musician and cultural provocateur. He was one half of The KLF,  went on to form the K Foundation with collaborator Bill Drummond with whom he now runs K2 Plant Hire Ltd that’s currently co-ordinating the building of The People’s Pyramid – a monument to the dead. His interactive touring artworks The Aftermath Dislocation Principle and ESTATE are currently in Great Yarmouth and open all summer at the disPleasure Beach.

Jem Finer is an English musician, artist and composer. He was one of the founding members of The Pogues. From 2003 – 2005 he was “Artist in Residence” at the Astrophysics Sub-department of the University of Oxford, making a number of works including two sculptural observatories, Landscope and The Centre of the Universe. He is now working on a number of new projects continuing his interest in long-term sustainability and the reconfiguring of older technologies, including a series of hurdy-gurdy recordings, Spiegelei, a spherical camera obscura featuring Finer’s innovative 360-degree projection system and Supercomputer, a 5 bit mechanical sculpture which computes minimal musical scores.

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