“An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.” – Charles Bukowski
There’s no real history or mystique behind us. In fact, Rhinologic Press™ can be summed up with the above quote without delving into any excessive information, odd tales, or the method behind the madness. So you can stop reading now.
But for those of you who need a back story here it is:
We grew up in the suburbs. We listened to a lot of rebellious music (all genres). When we went to college we did drugs, played loud music, wrote cathartic screeds, and went on wacky (and sometimes dangerous) adventures. Our heroes were drug addicted, perverted, drunken, anti-social, righteous political figureheads that espoused destroying the idol without overt preachy comment. Such are the cornerstones that cast the foundation of thinking for one’s self, that one reaches a new spiritual enlightenment about the concept of freedom.
It all started out as a magazine idea. We’ve been into all sorts of art since we were kids. Three years ago when we were talking about the magazine idea (which was to be based off the “Adbusters” model) we spoke about what it was to be called. We had all these names but they sounded too political or too intense. So one day while walking to work I thought it would be funny if a rhino got loose in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. Not only that, but if the rhino was smart enough to knowingly plow through corporate entities like the Men’s Warehouse store or State Street Financial Corp (where I worked at the time), or even knock over SUVs, it would be a more dangerous creature. So I thought “Rhinologic”. Although it sounds like it has to do with the human nose, it’s a pretty good metaphor for our art.
The magazine never materialized due to jobs, school, and various other projects, but the name stuck and we decided to use it for our independent press label. We put out “Scratching at the Pavement” by Joseph Barjack along with his records “Puzzle Factory” in early 2006 and “After Dark” in 2007 on the Neat/Beat Records label. We have a whole bunch of projects we want to show you that we’re working on now. Short films, paintings, our online magazine “Juxtamove”, more books, more music, new art, new ideas, posters, anything created by us or by our friends.
We’re working people just like you who believe that everyone should have their own platform to display their art. Thanks to the internet we can achieve that. We just want to show you what we’re up to. If you’re interested, buy something. The cash you spend on a Rhinologic item goes into more projects. Also we don’t accept submissions from random people. Many people go through labels, both independent and major, because they don’t want to work, have someone else push their product, and reap some monetary benefit for doing nothing without learning the ins and outs of the company or industry they work for. We don’t believe in that. Do your own work. If you have questions ask someone for advice. Or ask us, because the stupidest question is the one that’s never been asked.
Rhinologic Press™ is a label where the intellectual dies and the artist thrives. And if we can create and put out art that’s honest, unfiltered, and independent, then we did our job.
North Andover, MA
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