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D+M 1: Confessions of DX and Mahmood Fazal

In this bonus episode of Mont Icons, we talk about drill music, Adam Curtis, the experience of live music after the COVID lockdown and the corruptive influence of Jim Harrison on our lives. Theme: Low Life 'Friends'


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    • Mahmood Fazal & Daniel Stewart

      Mahmood Fazal and Daniel Stewart founded Mont Publishing House in 2020. Our website and publications feature writing from Mont and friends exploring the past, present and future of counter-culture. Our first publication is Archives of Violence, featuring an interview with Pouria Khojastehpay of 550BC. Images provided by Pouria, and layout by James Vinciguerra. 200 copies, hand numbered and stamped. You can order it via Lulu’s.

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