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Gathering of the Tribe: Acid

A Companion to Occult Music On Vinyl Vol 1

A practical guide to the ultimate occult record collection.

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The records discussed in GATHERING OF THE TRIBE: ACID explore the key aspects of the acid experience, these being principally the way in which psychedelic drugs intensify sensory impressions (sound and vision); the ability to experience different dimensions simultaneously and mystical dimensions where the individual feels unified with the cosmos. This music also explores aspects of the infamous ‘bad trip’ or the ‘terror that was wrong’, where positive feelings are replaced by paranoia, depression, anxiety and disturbing flashbacks, the ‘other side of anguish’.

About the series

GATHERING OF THE TRIBE is an on-going series about the mysterious power of sound and tone, with each book devoted to reviewing records that reveal divine and cosmic laws, voyages to other worlds or use sound as a tool for transformation. While highly selective, the series offers a practical guide to the ultimate occult record collection.

Rare album sleeves complement each review.


Subtitle: A Companion to Occult Music On Vinyl Vol 1
Editor: Mark Goodall
ISBN PBK: 978-1-915316-03-5
ISBN EBK: 978-1-915316-04-2
Street Date: Nov 4, 2022
Category: Music / Occult / Drugs
Retail Price: UK £12.99 / US $19.95
Binding: Paperback
Size: 165mm x 165mm
Pages: 80 
Illos: 30 full colour album sleeves 

Ben Graham
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“Each book looks at a dozen or so LPs from the author's personal collection that fit a particular theme, with handsome sleeve reproductions and short essays on their origins, significance and respective artists..,. well worth checking out.”
Jonny TrunkRecord Collector
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“A cult classic in the waiting” [on the original Gathering of the Tribe book]
Kier-La JanisseSpectacular Optical
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“I loved this book. There were enough familiar topics to hook me in, but in addition to its consciousness-expanding and historical insights, it operated as a vital guide through some of the world’s most challenging sonic experiments. Exciting connections appeared throughout, which meant that while reading I was constantly inspired, making notes of obscure tangents to follow once the book reached its end.” [on the original Gathering of the Tribe book]
Austin MatthewsShindig!
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“The key tenet of Goodall's proposition is that music can produce what he refers to as 'Heavy Conscious Creation' or a kind of 'altered state of perception'. This is not your average music tome and takes a far more philosophical bent than most… [Gathering of the Tribe] may indeed unlock some of the secrets within your record collection that hitherto you were unaware existed.” [on the original Gathering of the Tribe book]
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Mark Goodall

MARK GOODALL is an academic who teaches and writes about film and music. He is also a musician and composer, filmmaker and has worked as a journalist, bookseller, community artist, printer and cheesemonger.