Temple Of Remembrance / Sacred Geography Of British Cinema

by English Heretic

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Re-issue of English Heretic's first two releases from 2005: Temple Of Remembrance and The Sacred Geography of British Cinema. Temple Of Remembrance commemorates the tragic figure of Michael Reeves who died shortly after directing Witchfinder General. The Sacred Geography of British Cinema presents a guide to the opening scene of Witchfinder General set in the medieval village of Kersey. Creepy and creaky experimental folk electronics, Mansonesque psychedelia, & EVP type collages (culled from field visits to the crematorium ground on which Reeves' ashes were scattered).

The new edition comes with a revised and expanded booklet: a reflection on the genesis of the English Heretic project, as well as a survey of film locations, and a poetic meditation on the Anglo-American ricochets of Suffolk's esoteric history. The New Geography of Witchcraft also extends on the paranoid conspiracy of celluloid cursing. Did the infamous Lavenham witch burning scene from Reeves' final film unleash a chain of violence that would ultimately embroil a host of counter-culture figures in its embers? We present further information to confound this absurdly terrifying theory and to weave a greater mawkish tapestry of history and fiction

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released February 20, 2015

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