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The Séance at Hobs Lane


Séance, 2001 version.

Drew Mulholland, aka Mount Vernon Arts Lab (also Mount Vernon Astral Temple and Black Noise…), has joined forces recently with the masterful Ghost Box collective, purveyors of finely-crafted and frequently creepy electronica. MVAL’s 2001 release, The Séance at Hobs Lane, is now Ghost Box release no. 9 and comes repackaged in their Pelican Books-derived livery. Inspired by (among other things) Quatermass and the Pit, Séance makes a good companion to the creepiest of the Ghost Box releases to date, Ouroborindra by Eric Zann. Further points us to Mark Pilkington’s 2001 interview with MVAL for Fortean Times.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Exuma: Obeah men and the voodoo groove
New Delia Derbyshire
The man who saw tomorrow
A playlist for Halloween
Ghost Box



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2 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by nomad24


    On a vaguely related note, I wrote to BBC Radio 7 and asked them to rebroadcast a 2005 reading of Blackwood’s The Willows. Suprisingly, they responded, and its airing tonight through to Thurs. (26/6-28). It can be accessed on the listen again page for 7 days.

  2. #2 posted by John


    Oh, good one. My favourite Blackwood story, I’ll make a point of listening to it. Thanks for the tip.






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