Drew Mulholland My Life With The Imber Goat Cult (1911-1913)
Vinyl Catalogue Number: SUBEX00110
Download Catalogue Number: SUBEX00111
General Release Date: 22/07/2022
"The ancient palaeolithic cult worship, so much of it associated with the rites of the horned god, still kept adherents everywhere, particularly in the country districts, even until 1939 in the village of Imber, on Salisbury plain.
There were ring dances round a central object which might be a horned figure, the goat-god Pan, sometimes with a candle between his horns, or the demon Eukidon, one who possessed not only horns but hooves and a tail as well.
The horned god did not lack adherents."
With seminal work as cult band Mount Vernon Arts Club; a lecturer/composer in residence at Glasgow University; and a prolific producer of experimental, counter-cultural soundtracks; Drew Mulholland is widely acclaimed for his creative and academic contribution to the nebulous fields of hauntology and psychogeography.
Drew's debut on Subexotic, My Life With The Imber Goat Cult (1911-1913), steps into a partially rendered folk-horror narrative. Presented with an intriguing breadcrumb trail through darkly suggestive tableaux, the listener is left to ponder an intricate puzzle, a form of sonic 'word play'.
My Life With The Imber Goat Cult (1911-1913) knowingly conjures a place and time that resonates in the collective imagination. The ancient landscape of Salisbury; unsullied Pre-Great War innocence; and yet the historical record shifts again - what was the 'Outrage at Sutton Veny' in 1967?
There is talk of goat-god worship, but where does the real horror lie?
releases July 22, 2022
Written, performed & produced by Drew Mulholland
Mastering by Dan Seville
Artwork by Drew Mulholland & Dan Seville
Front Cover star Liberty Rowley
Candles photograph by Nic Stef 'Candles & Smoke 4' - adapted under CC BY-SA 2.0
Goblet photograph by Christie's education '002175-F-2013LZ' - adapted under CC BY 2.0
Thanks to Kate Bosworth at Dark Train