Modern English Folklore, Vol. 1: Hackney

A 4 track adult alternative single (18m 48s) — released November 26th 2012 on The Wormhole

2x7" Vinyl (black or clear) in Gatefold Sleeve. Collages - Battle Of The Eyes.

Guitars/music by Dylan Carlson. Original writings vocalised by Rosie Knight, a young spoken word poet and activist from Hackney. Recorded by Stuart Hallerman at Avast!, Seattle, June 2012. Vinyl cut by Jason Goz at Transition Mastering Studios, London, July 2012.

'Modern English Folklore Vol.1: Hackney' is the second release in the ongoing drcarlsonalbion project, begun by Dylan Carlson of Earth. It reflects his longstanding interest in the occult folklore and history of the United Kingdom and his abiding love for all things British.

The first release, 'Edward Kelley's Blues' b/w 'Drunk on Angelspeech' for cassette-only label The Tapeworm, comprised spectral environmental recordings from the area around Waterloo Station, a former haunt of magicians and alchemists in the early modern era, and the site of one of Dylan's own encounters with 'spiritual creatures'. That release focused on Dr John Dee and, more importantly, his much-maligned scryer/medium, Edward Kelley. This second instalment uses ancient myth and occult lore, updated to the present-day Borough of Hackney in London's East End.

This is a double 7" on The Wormhole, a byproduct of The Tapeworm. The second disc features instrumental tracks.

"England, oh, perfidious England, as the ramparts of its seas were inaccessible to the Romans, there also the faith of Christ is kept at bay."

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