Sunday, 2 December 2018

Wyrd Kalendar - The Book and CD together at last

Mmmmmm tasty Wyrd Kalendar goodness... the CD (currently on pre-order) and book are both available to buy... yum - good aural and visual Folk Horror eating all the year round...

Proceeds from the sale of the book go to Wildlife Trusts. You can buy it here...

Proceeds from the sale of the CD go to Cancer Research UK.You can buy it here...

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The Wyrd Artists Mix

Join the Kalendar Host as we prepare for the launch of the Wyrd Kalendar album.

This will be released on January 1st the beginning of the next Wyrd year. Artists from the England, Scotland, Ireland and Portugal were each given a month of the year and a story from the book (Wyrd Kalendar) as a starting point from which to create a vastly eclectic and evocative mix of genres that sweep from the worlds of Folk to Electronica via Psychedelic licks and lost Horror Soundtracks. 

Explore the work of these artists and find out more about the music they have created in this special mix. Listen to The Hare and the Moon (lead by Grey Malkin who has created the Song for January with his new group Widow's Weeds), Keith Seatman, Emily Jones, Crystal Jacqueline, Beautify Junkyards, Alison O'Donnell, Concretism, Icarus Peel, Tir na nOg, Wyrdstone, The Soulless Party, The Rowan Amber Mill and The Mortlake Bookclub.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

The Wyrd Kalendar Album - Year Artist - The Mortlake Bookclub

Last year we prepared for the publication of the book Wyrd Kalendar...

This year we are making ready an album of  the same name...

This new album will contain 13 tracks - 12 of which will be related to the stories from the book and the month of the year. The album will be released by the very groovy Mega Dodo (who released Songs from the Black Meadow in 2016). All profits from the album will go to charity.

The artists have been given a month each, a copy of the linked story and Andy Paciorek's picture to give them a starting point and away they go!

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We are very proud to reveal that the artist for special bonus track The Year are hauntological ritualists The Mortlake Bookclub who have created a track based on the whole year and all of the various stories contained within The Wyrd Kalendar...

The Mortlake Book Club were and are; Antony Ralph Wealls, Darren Charles, Grey Malkin and Melmoth The Wanderer. All tracks were begun by individual members of the Bookclub and, inspired and directed by the surrealist parlour game Exquisite Corpse, were then added to by the others without knowledge of what each was contributing.

'You know what the problem is with modern music? There’s not enough secret societies, gathering in the shadows to make deliciously dismal sounds, which they then unleash upon a world which… well, you can fill in your own blanks. And it’s about time we said enough is enough. About time we joined the Mortlake Bookclub. Who may be a bunch of avid readers who meet every Wednesday night in a corner of southwest London, to discuss the latest Scandinavian murder mystery. Or may not. Because all we really know about them are four unrepentant slabs of echoing dissonance and mystery that find the middle ground between folk, electronics and the ghostly sounds of shortwave radio, and then stir them into something that sounds nothing like any of them. Spoken word tells stories that you may or may not want to listen to, and the night rides in on wired electric broomsticks. And the cowled and darkened figures, bookclubbers one and all, drift out of unearthly earshot as the final echo turns the page, and yes. Your bookmark did just bite you.' (Dave Thompson, Goldmine Magazine)

More information about the album and our other monthly artists will be released throughout 2018...

While you wait check out the creeping horror that is Mysteriorum Libri Quinque.


Saturday, 27 October 2018

The Wyrd Kalendar Album - December Artist - The Rowan Amber Mill

Last year we prepared for the publication of the book Wyrd Kalendar...

This year we are making ready an album of  the same name...

This new album will contain 13 tracks - 12 of which will be related to the stories from the book and the month of the year. The album will be released by the very groovy Mega Dodo (who released Songs from the Black Meadow in 2016). All profits from the album will go to charity.

The artists have been given a month each, a copy of the linked story and Andy Paciorek's picture to give them a starting point and away they go!



We are very proud to reveal that the artist for December is psych-folk band The Rowan Amber  Mill who have created a track based on the month of December and the story "Santa Claus and the  Witch".

Since 2007 The Rowan Amber Mill have been purveyors of Woodland Folkadelica/alt-Folk. Releases include: "folk devils & moral panics", "midsummers" and "Heartwood". The Book of the Lost (with Emily Jones). Silent Night Songs (with Angeline Morrison).The folk horror collection Harvest the Ears. The synth album Follows Shortly (as Making Tea For Robots). They are half of Rowan:Morrison. They also appear on a plethora of compilation albums.

More information about the album and our other monthly artists will be released throughout 2018...

While you wait check out the incredible lost soundtrack to "The Book of the Lost".


Friday, 26 October 2018

Wyrd Kalendar Album Available for Pre-Order




The Wyrd Kalendar Album is now available for Pre-Order!  All profits go to Cancer Research UK.

With music from Widow's Weeds, Keith Seatman, Emily Jones, The Rowan Amber Mill, Tir na nOg, Beautify Junkyards, Alison O'Donnell, The Mortlake Bookclub, Wyrdstone, The Soulless Party, Concretism,  Crystal Jacqueline, Icarus Peel. Details here...