SHOEGAZE // DREAMPOP // NOISEPOP
I'm Rafi and GLIDER is my one-man passion project :) I've been obsessed with noisy alternative music for over twenty years, and this magazine is a way to document that in print form. In each issue of GLIDER, you'll get:
Check out the Twitter (@GliderMagazine) to read some customer feedback!
Yes, GLIDER could have been a website. Heck, I'm a web designer after all. Not a great one, mind you, but certainly capable enough to put words on the internet without much hassle.
But the truth is, the printed word matters. It is concrete and permanent in the way a website is not. The internet is getting ever more ephemeral, cloistered and opaque. Today's bookmark becomes tomorrow's 404 page.
But perhaps most importantly, making something physical is just simply more fun. I grew up with music magazines, and loved the zany layouts, weird graphics and counter-culture feel. That's what I wanted to re-capture here.
It doesn't matter to me that the "magazine" as a medium has fallen out of style. The finished product feels more substantial in my hands when I hold it, and I'm confident you'll feel the same.
GLIDER is based in Toronto, Canada.
Get in touch: glidermagazine (at) gma1l d0t c0m. DM me on Twitter (@GliderMagazine)
As this is a small indie publication, I use a local print shop to make sure I'm contributing to the local economy. No "print-on-demand" here! Also I checked, and the prices are pretty much the same.
Yes! GLIDER is an ongoing project with future issues focusing on a theme. Here's the roadmap:
Yes! We accept submissions. Record reviews, live show reviews, your pedalboard setup, even personal essays are all welcome. Just make sure it's shoegaze and dreampop-related!
Get in touch: glidermagazine (at) gmail dot com
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GLIDER ships from Toronto, Canada.
International orders include tracking numbers.
Orders inside of Canada ship free!
I drop off all orders at the shipping depot in-person so please allow a few days here and there so I can batch shipments together and reduce energy consumption.
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