Looming Pylon #4 / :25 / $1.00 / 20M / Looming Pylon, PO Box 13647, Rochester, NY 14613 / firstname.lastname@example.org /Â
Dreams and Christ. Yup. Not quite as preachy as The J Man Times, Looming Pylon shows a few events in the life of a swearing yet devout Christian. Andy comes into this issue saying that each foray into the zine world takes eir a few years, and this divide between when eir wrote this and that piece is no more evident than in the censoring of â€œfuckedâ€ in the opening piece, where later cussing is not obscured. The reviews that Alex scatters in this issue are a mite bit dated; for example, The Atariâ€™s â€œSo Long Astoriaâ€. Looming Pylon is not that long, only twenty pages, and yet the pieces are laid out in such a way and are in such a small font that a piece can get old in the space of one page. By farthest the piece that drags on the longest would be the focus piece, â€œPress Onward Yetâ€, whether Andy discusses visions eir has had in the past that, unlike dreams, will not quit eir once ey wakes up. The constant God-dropping of this issue is annoying â€“ sure, if Jesus Christ is a large part of oneâ€™s life it is really none of my concern, but when practically every single piece is devoted to promoting eir, it gets more than a little annoying. The backgrounds found in this issue are exquisite and show a considerable meditation on the most fitting image, but the long-winded writing takes a lot of the backgroundâ€™s thunder.