The latest issue of the CD/Magazine package "Resonance" (Vol. 6, Number 1) has information from John French (AKA "Drumbo") on the creation of Trout Mask Replica, plus two tracks on the CD of John French playing at the Festival of Experimental Music in London, 1996. The full-length CD also has music from other, non-Magic Band folks like Iancu Dumitrescu (from Romania), Faust (from Germany) Altered States (from Japan) and apparently others. The magazine is 60 pages and features even more musicians I don't know.
It is a very well-done magaine, consisting mostly of interviews directly from the musicians featured. It also talks about music on a very high level - definitely not a light magazine.
Here's the subscription info, copied from email. As a note to my U.S. readers, use an International Money Order at the Post Office for sending the money via mail - it's probably the easiest way to send money in another currency. I don't know if they offer back issues. - Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's distributed in USA via Anomalous (Seattle) and in Canada by On the Verge (Ontario). IN the Uk and Europe by These, Impetus and ReR Recommended, in Japan by Locus Solus.Individudals can buy it directly from
Non-UK purchaser must send cheque or IMO payable to LMC Ltd and send payment in POUNDS STERLING ONLY. Cheques must be drawn on a British bank.