Quietus co-founder John Doran. Photograph: John Doran

Quietus co-founder John Doran. Photograph: John Doran

Founders of music website The Quietus have released a new collection of their works in celebration of the site’s fifth anniversary.

The production of Point Close All Quotes: A Quietus Music Anthology was overseen by The Quietus co-founder, John Doran – a long-time resident of Hackney.

It is available as an e-book priced £5 and includes some of the most memorable pieces The Quietus has produced as well as new compositions by guest writers including Tim Burgess (formerly of The Charlatans) and Aidan Moffat (of Arab Strap fame).

The website was founded in 2008 by John Doran and Luke Turner as a blog attached to sister site Drowned in Sound.

Back then they were getting 25 site views on a good day, but their following has grown to such an extent that half a million hits a month is now commonplace.

According to Mr Doran, the anthology is not a ‘best of’ in musical terms, but rather a way of showing people an overview of what the website does.

He added: “We want as many people as possible to read it.

“Some people wrote us off when we were starting out, and I think if they came back now to read the anthology and visit the website, then they would be pleasantly surprised.”

He revealed that The Quietus is looking to branch out from covering just music, and that they will begin to include more film, literature and culture content.

“The website is an on-going project – we’re always looking at how to make it better in the future,” he added.

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