Folklore of Plants Volume Two - The Venefic Garden

Sam McLoughlin. Folklore of Plants Volume Two - The Venefic Garden

Released by Folklore Tapes
FOP2 - 10”

Release Dates
Worldwide: Jun 15, 2018


“Perhaps the best knowledge of antidotes lies not in any enchanted balm or chemist’s receipt, but in the balanced and proper Devotion to Fear” Daniel A. Schulke. Ships Tuesday, June, 19th Following on from the collective garden of earthly delights cultivated on the Folklore of Plants Vol. read more...

Download images

Cover-Artwork
Hi-res jpg

Sam McLoughlin: Folklore of Plants Volume Two - The...

play/pause
skip

 

 

played

loaded

container

volume down
volume bar
volume up
     
 

News

Oops!
No recent news from Sam McLoughlin at the moment.

Shows

Empty!
No shows for Sam McLoughlin at the moment.

All releases by Sam McLoughlin:

Inland Water Inland Water
by Sam Mcloughlin / David A Jaycock Folklore Tapes
2x10" - May 13, 2016

Sam McLoughlin. Folklore of Plants Volume Two - The Venefic Garden

Folklore Tapes - FOP2

“Perhaps the best knowledge of antidotes lies not in any enchanted balm or chemist’s receipt, but in the balanced and proper Devotion to Fear” Daniel A. Schulke.

Ships Tuesday, June, 19th

Following on from the collective garden of earthly delights cultivated on the Folklore of Plants Vol.I, its time to wind down the path with Sam McLoughlin, into a lesser spotted, shadier but no less verdant herbarium of poisonous wort.

Unlike the relatively safe visionary plants popular today these venefic plants lie on the border of hallucinogenic drug and fatal poison. During the medieval period their uses were numerous: as medicines, as recreational drugs, as weapons of physical and psychological harm and most inter- estingly - as potent agents of magic and divine knowledge. Their use is known to have formed the basis of many marginal folk practices, practices that at their most profound involved out of body travel, spirit contact and ritual possession.
With this record the plants and ideas involved in veneficium have been gathered, distilled and given voice. Recorded mainly using an array of homemade acoustic instruments, the music is a fitting depiction of the deep nocturnal delirium and various states of necromantic trance brought about by these plant poisons. it also goes someway to portray the genuine fear, respect and emo- tional gravity they still hold deep in our cultural memory. The music is also inspired by the living presence of the plants themselves, as their scents and character are known to the author through private cultivation. The Venefic Garden is offered as a soundtrack to the hidden history of this fascinating area of western folk-magic, an outer limit of occult herbalism that imparts visceral knowledge of the borderlands between life and death.

Cat.no.: FOP2
Format: 10”

Tracklisting

1
1. Excerpt 01
2. Excerpt 02
3. Excerpt 03
4. Excerpt 04
5. Excerpt 05
6. Excerpt 06
7. Excerpt 07

Release Dates:
Jun 15, 2018 (Worldwide)