Artist: Drcarlsonalbion & The Hackney Lass
Double 7": Modern English Folklore Volume One: Hackney
Label: The Wormhole
Release date: November 2012
Guitars: Dylan Carlson
Vocals/Spoken Word: Rosie Knight
Recorded by Stuart Hallerman at Avast!, Seattle, Washington - June 2012
Artwork/collages by Battle Of The Eyes
A Hackney Iliad
B Tyler's Hand of Glory
C Hackney Iliad (instrumental)
D Tyler's Hand of Glory (instrumental)
"Guitars/music by Dylan Carlson. Original writings vocalised by Rosie Knight, a young spoken word poet and activist from Hackney. Recorded by Stuart Hallerman at Avast!, Seattle, June 2012. Vinyl cut by Jason Goz at Transition Mastering Studios, London, July 2012. "England, oh, perfidious England, as the ramparts of its seas were inaccessible to the Romans, there also the faith of Christ is kept at bay"
‘Modern English Folklore Vol.1: Hackney’ is the second release in the ongoing drcarlsonalbion project, begun by Dylan Carlson of Earth. It reflects his longstanding interest in the occult folklore and history of the United Kingdom and his abiding love for all things British.
The first release, ‘Edward Kelley’s Blues’ b/w ‘Drunk on Angelspeech’ for cassette-only label The Tapeworm, comprised spectral environmental recordings from the area around Waterloo Station, a former haunt of magicians and alchemists in the early modern era, and the site of one of Dylan’s own encounters with ‘spiritual creatures’. That release focused on Dr John Dee and, more importantly, his much-maligned scryer/medium, Edward Kelley. This second installment uses ancient myth and occult lore, updated to the present-day Borough of Hackney in London’s East End."