Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"England's Hidden Reverse"- a book not to be missed

When reading "England's hidden reverse" you'll feel like diving into an underground esoterical pool of nihilistic artists [COIL, Current 93 & Nurse With Wound]. This piece relates the history of these 3 bands and their original tracks through their musical experiences along time. The synopsis offered by the (now dead) John Ballance is: "It was a nihilistic little group of people. Yet we've all developed and changed and our creativity has been long-lived when it could have gone the other way and everybody could have committed suicide."
A book not to miss, it relates the influences of these groups, their roots. Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare, Thomas Ligotti and Louis Wain. It's a fine way of stepping into these peculiar minds, giving you an awesome interpretation condensed by the bag of thoughts you'll collect while reading this masterpiece written by David Keenan.
I still haven't read it and it's a book that's really hard to get hold of. Nevertheless, it's a book that's really worth it.

I haven't read the book, like I've mentioned before, so you could also annalise some other reviews (which I've also read):

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