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Gathering of the Tribe: Landscape

Vol 2 — A Companion to Occult Music On Vinyl Vol 2. By Mark Goodall.

Vol 2 — A practical guide to the ultimate occult record collection.


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It is clear that landscapes have long inspired the consciousness of creative artists. By way of quick introduction to the links between music and territories, the 1977 KPM 1191 library music LP features a suite of pieces with titles such as ‘Country Lanes’, ‘Passing Meadows’ and ‘Memory Lane’ composed by Johnny Pearson to express the different aspects of (mostly rural) landscapes. The pieces are interesting as they try to capture an immersive experience of being in a land by using sound. This is a process by which many of the composers in this volume hope to express the wonder and mystery of landscape through sound. The music has been made to express a variety of landscapes: rural and urban; real and imaginary.

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 2
Editor: Mark Goodall
ISBN PBK: 978-1-909394-83-4
ISBN EBK: 978-1-909394-84-1
Street Date: Nov 4, 2022
Category: Music / Occult 
Retail Price: UK £13.99 / US $19.95
Binding: Paperback
Size: 165mm x 165mm
Pages: 100 
Illos: 44 full colour album sleeves 

David HolzerUgly Things
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“Mark [Goodall] is first and foremost interested in the music but, throughout his listening life, this has led him to discover other things, journey into other art forms. When I spoke to him, he told me that the albums in the series weren’t chosen because, like a dictatorial conventional music critic, he believes people must have them in their record collection. It’s more about, he says, 'looking for obscure things that have been forgotten and bringing them back to life.' He’s certainly done that with Vol 3: Ritual. Within the brief, the selection is eclectic to say the least and includes exotica, film scores and curios … An ear-opening experience.”
Dave ThompsonGoldmine
“Unearthing albums that even committed occult collectors might have missed, with the full page color illustrations only one of the visual highlights within. Don’t let it pass you by.”
Sarah Gregory
“This is a visually stunning piece of work — Gathering is both enlightening and fascinating.”
Bobby SealPsychogeographic Review
“This second volume, Landscape, takes as its premise the powerful effect that a particular landscape, be it urban or rural, can have on a creative mind [...] this is an absorbing work that is both passionate and erudite. I look forward to reading further volumes..”
Darren Charles
Musique Machine
“A fascinating look at occult psychedelia during its golden age. Mark Goodall makes for a knowledgeable guide on our trip through the acid-tinged madness of the late 60s. One or two of the albums on the list represent new material to me and I had great fun hunting them down, wholly based on Goodall’s words.”
Dave ThompsonGoldmine
“Notionally, you could say these releases are tied into the on-going folk horror boom that preoccupies so much of the British (and elsewhere) underground these days; to do so, however, would be to overlook the allure that albums of this nature have long held for vinyl hounds and crate diggers. […] this is not your average book of record art or writing […] fascinating studies of their chosen themes.”
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
“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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David Kerekes

DAVID KEREKES co-founded Headpress and its imprint Oil On Water Press. He is author of Mezzogiorno (2012) and Sex Murder Art: The Films of Jörg Buttgereit (1994), co-author of Killing for Culture: An Illustrated History of Death Film from Mondo to Snuff (1994 & 2012) and See No Evil: Banned Films and Video Controversy (2001) and has written extensively on popular culture.

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.


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