A CD of original songs and faked soundtrack extracts based on imaginary folk horror films from the sixties and seventies. There is also an accompanying website with more details about the films to complement the album.
Label: Joint release on Owltextures and Millersounds
Catalogue number: OWLMILL006
REVIEWS FOR LAST YEAR'S LIMITED RELEASE:
Andrew Male, MOJO: “Romantic folk narratives with a dark-woods chill of pastoral melancholy.”
Dave Thompson, Goldmine Magazine: “an utterly spellbinding CD soundtrack for the show that never was…a slice of dark-dreamy lost and lovely psych, with Jones’s marvelous voice a wraith-like presence that is both childlike and ageless.”
Tim Carroll, Folkwords: "...an alchemy of classic English horror films, touches of Dennis Wheatley, essences of M.R. James and copious helpings of weird-edged, dark folk...an enthralling, deliciously disturbing album."
The Book of the Lost is the result of a year-long collaboration between Emily Jones and The Rowan Amber Mill, born out of a shared love of classic British horror films, and those of the type loosely described as folk horror in particular.
With the likes of The Wicker Man, Witchfinder General, Blood on Satan’s Claw and Psychomania unsettling their collective memories, they constructed in meticulous detail a number of their own lost folk horror movies, complete with synopsis, cast and crew, production companies etc, then created songs and dialogue pieces (supposedly) based on these imaginary films. To tie up their dark gathering of lost movies, they used the device of a decidedly low budget, hastily slung together television series called The Book of the Lost which would play these films (fittingly) in the graveyard slot. The album took its name from this series.
The Book of the Lost is a joint release on the Millersounds and Owltextures labels. It received a limited release via www.thebookofthelost.co.uk
for Halloween last year and its general release is on 5th March 2014 - when it will be available from both those websites, as well as other online and retail outlets (if there are any retail shops left by then).
For more information go to the www.thebookofthelost.co.uk
, which has all manner of stuff, including videos, audio clips, plot spoilers and stills.
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