“Most men will not swim before they are able to.” Is that not witty? Naturally, they won't swim! They are born for the solid earth, not for the water. And naturally they wont think. They are made for life, not for thought. Yes, and he who thinks, what’s more, he who makes thought his business, he may go far in it, but he has bartered the solid earth for the water all the same, and one day he will drown.”
                                                     ― Hermann Hesse (Steppenwolf)

Wounded Wolf is a publishing house & press run by Atay İlgün which focuses on poetry, fiction, photography, folk and textural music along with additional prints and ephemera.

Through the website you can travel amongst our musical releases, publications, special editions, prints and many other things like digital editions, design work.

“There is a spiritual quality in the hand-made thing that is lacking to the machine made, however good may be the design, for the man who makes with his hands the thing which he has himself planned, weaving into it his dreams and the many sacrifices for the sake of his art, giving to it of his best, cannot help loving it by the time he has finished it ; and the well-loved thing, warmed and worn by human hands, becomes ensouled with a life of its own”

- Dion Fortune

“Something individual goes into every object made by man; his thought and skill create it. It may be less noticeable to-day when so much is produced in great factories, but the idea is still there”

- T. C. Lethbridge

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U.S: Haute Magie
U.K: Norman Records
U.K: Stashed Goods
Japan: MurMur Records
Japan: Meditations
Taiwan: Node Culture