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Alan Rider: Contributing Editor

Alan Rider is a Norfolk based writer and electronic musician from Coventry, who splits his time between excavating his own musical past and feeding his growing band of hedgehogs, usually ending up combining the two.

When he’s not doing that he performs in Dark Electronic act Senestra and runs his Adventures in Reality label, which you absolutely need to check out here⇒

Alan is the author of coffee table tomes ‘Adventures in Reality: The complete Collection’, which reproduces every issue, poster, and spin off of his iconic 1980s post punk fanzine, and ‘Tales From The Ghost Town’, collecting together fifty different fanzines produced in his native Coventry between 1979-85.  He was also founder member and leader of 1980s electronic act Stress and synth Goth band Dance Naked and ran the Adventures in Reality Recordings industrial record label, releasing acts such as SPK and Test Department.

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