The Book Of The Lost is a 10 track folk horror CD by Emily Jones and The Rowan Amber Mill due for a limited exclusive release from the Millersounds and Owltextures labels on 31st October 2013, followed by a general release (into shops and online stores) on 5th March 2014, and a download release on 24th October 2014. The inspiration for the project is a love of 60s and 70 cheap British horror movies, and the folk horror genre in particular. For more information go to www.millersounds.co.uk
Joint release on Millersounds and Owltextures
Catalogue number: OWLMILL006
Andrew Male, MOJO Magazine: “Romantic folk narratives with a dark-woods chill of pastoral melancholy.”
Dave Thompson, Goldmine Magazine: “an utterly spellbinding CD soundtrack for the show that never was…a slice of dark-dreamy lost and lovely psych, with Jones’s marvelous voice a wraith-like presence that is both childlike and ageless.”
Tim Carroll, Folkwords: "...an alchemy of classic English horror films, touches of Dennis Wheatley, essences of M.R
. James and copious helpings of weird-edged, dark folk...an enthralling, deliciously disturbing album."
The Book of the Lost is the result of a year-long collaboration between Emily Jones and The Rowan Amber Mill, born out of a shared love of classic British horror films, and those of the type loosely described as folk horror in particular.
With the likes of The Wicker Man, Witchfinder General, Blood on Satan’s Claw and Psychomania unsettling their collective memories, they constructed in meticulous detail a number of their own lost folk horror movies, complete with synopsis, cast and crew, production companies etc, then created songs and dialogue pieces (supposedly) based on these imaginary films. To tie up their dark gathering of lost movies, they used the device of a decidedly low budget, hastily slung together television series called The Book of the Lost which would play these films (fittingly) in the graveyard slot. The album took its name from this series.
The Book of the Lost is a joint release on the Millersounds and Owltextures labels. It received a limited release via www.millersounds.co.uk
for Halloween 2013 and its general release is on 5th March 2014 - when it will be available from both those websites, as well as other online and retail outlets (if there are any retail shops left by then).
For more information go to the www.millersounds.co.uk
, which has all manner of stuff, including videos, audio clips, plot spoilers and stills.
released 05 March 2014
About the musicians:
The Rowan Amber Mill exist somewhere in the wildwoods of East Devon. They have been making music they describe as woodland folkadelica since 2007 and have thus far released Folk Devils and Moral Panics (2008), Midsummers (2009) and Heartwood (2010) via their own cottage industry micro-label Millersounds.
The daughter of cult sixties folk artist Al Jones, Emily Jones lives in a little house on the edge of a salt marsh in Cornwall. She has been secretly writing melodic yet disquieting songs for many years, but has only recently let a few of them escape out into the big, wide world, where they have begun to gain some attention and airplay.