Spiral #12 – April 1990

Spiral #12 - April 1990

The last issue in the Spiral series, #12 epitomizes Willem De Ridder’s interest for alternative ways of life. De Ridder himself interviews Machteld, aka Janaki Vunderink, a young Dutch woman who lived for some time in an ashram monastery in India when she was 14. In the course of the interview, Machteld depicts the striking aspects of ashram life and some of the gurus’ weirdest behavior, as well as the sexual abuse she’s been suffering of during her stay. Like Cora Emens, American sexologist Joseph Kramer is a Taoist Erotic Massage specialist. Annie Sprinkle herself attended Kramer’s Tantric Group Rebirth workshop. The sound document included here is a recording from such a collective workshop. Finally, the inimitable Lee Scratch Perry shares his views on life while posing for a photograph. Thanks to anonymous reader for the rip.

01 Machteld – Interview  (72:19)
02 Joseph Kramer – Breath Orgasm Workshop  (12:55)
03 Lee Perry – Interview  (4:50)

Total time 90:00
Cassette released by Spiral Information Service, Amsterdam, 1990


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5 Responses to “Spiral #12 – April 1990”

  1. 1 Nick Hamilton December 3, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Many thanks Continuo. I really enjoyed these, a bit patchy in places but worthy nonetheless.

  2. 2 continuo December 3, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Thanks, Nick. There’s indeed something for everyone in these Spiral tapes. I’m glad to be able to host the series on these pages.

  3. 3 panoptics December 3, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Huge thank you for providing this great series. As mentioned, patchy towards the end but with some incredible rare recordings. Could you direct me towards any other rare interview material in the same vein?

  4. 4 continuo December 4, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Apart from the fantastic All Chemix Radio series (start with Aida+Two More Days or Volcano Dance+Walk To Waha, see Index page), the Audio Arts cassette series is something I’d recommend, especially the great Accent For A Start LP, new-wave songs based on chopped up interview recordings. See the Index page for more Audio Arts.
    Thanks for your comment.

  5. 5 Rob December 17, 2012 at 5:25 am

    how do I download this interview with machteld? I click on “download” and it takes me to a final torrent download page. I downloaded the torrent software, but cant find out how to download machteld interview next. Does anyone know how?

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