My cassette copy of the fourth release by French duo Deveikuth, entitled VII-π-III, arrived in a rather attractive cloth bag marked with their ‘Desolation’ rune. The band included a handwritten message thanking me for my support, and promising ‘Funeral Drone x Funeral Noise x Not Music’. The tone for the album is set first by […]Read more "Album Review: ‘VII-π-III’ by Deveikuth"
“All some people want to do on a Saturday afternoon is drink craft ale surrounded by pickled vertebrae and scrota, listening to pop-punk Christmas carols, and selecting just the right, lovingly hand-crafted, stuffed crow diorama for their weird Auntie Mabel. Is that really too much to ask?”Read more "Barts Bazaar, Barts Pathology Museum, 5/12/15"
Illustrations by Matt Fox, in Famous Fantastic Mysteries, June 1944. Thanks to Murray Ewing for introducing me to Matt Fox, clearly a key illustrator of the Weird – I’m sharing his post here. Murray blogs about SF and related genres in literature and film, so give his site a read.These images depict Algernon Blackwood’s […]Read more "Illustration for Algernon Blackwood’s ‘The Wendigo’ — Matt Fox"
“Chaos is present everywhere,” Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) once stated, “whereas order remains an impossible ideal. We can always hope.” ‘The Amazing World of M.C. Escher’ – the first major exhibition of Escher’s work in the UK – is as well ordered as the artist in question’s thought-provoking and mind-bending engravings and lithographs. Straightforwardly arranged in […]Read more "Reassembling Reality: ‘The Amazing World of M.C. Escher’, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 5/11/2015"