Veldig eldritch

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Created on: 4 Oct 2009
Veldig Eldritch is a group that exists at the nexus of western esotericism, nature, mathematics, language, memory, the occult and Europe's pagan past.


Music and sound:
library music
"Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age"
"The Wicker Man" soundtrack
early Boards of Canada short "interlude" tracks
Fever Ray
Moon Wiring Club's "Unknown Monarch"
The Ghost Box label (Mount Vernon Arts Lab, Belbury Poly, The Advisory Circle, Eric Zann, etc...)
Sharron Kraus's "Bacca Pipes" and similar folk
Buddha machines
BBC Radiophonic anything
Trunk Records
Zdenek Liska

Books and authors:
Electric Eden
Man, Myth & Magic
"Always A Welcome" - David Lawrence
The Enchanted World Series
"Dreams in the Witch House" - HP Lovecraft
The Voynich Manuscript
Umberto Eco
medieval travelogues
"The Mysteries of Harris Burdick"
The Wire (magazine)

Art and artists:
alchemical imagery
Kathleen Lolley
Michael Sowa
Terry Gilliam
The Brothers Quay
Jan Svankmajer

Western esotericism (magic, mysticism, witchery)
Mathematics (number theory, geometry)

Buildings and locations:
Lofoten Islands
Old dark pubs, preferably in basements or down an alley
All things demapped
Abandoned railroads
Old maritime architecture
Large abandoned buildings
Isolated islands in the very north Atlantic or in the very south Atlantic
Hog Island and other abandoned islands

Time & events:
The Children's Crusade of 1212
Late-Victorian seances
Edwardian spiritualism
Storms and droughts revealing long lost structures

People, flora and demigods:
The Green Man
Sea serpents (Kraken)
Prester John

Creaky wooden floors
The bone of Luz
Unused letters (ash, thorn, wynn, eth)
Disappearing lakes
Sleeping Buddha statues
The asparagus fleet
Ghost ships and shipwrecks
Things submerged by a reservoir
Hollow mottes
Old piers and wharfs

Movies and TV:
"The Stone Tape"
"The Woman In Black"
"The Innocents"
"Don't Look Now"
"Quatermass and the Pit"
"The Prisoner"
"Curse of the Crimson Altar"
"Warning to the Curious"

The Belbury Parish Magazine
Cafe Kaput
Futility Closet

***Please feel free to suggest additional sources of inspiration***

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  • tessemily


    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    the test card itself & the music that accompanied it

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    G I Gurdjeiff , Katherine Mansfield, P D Ouspensky , "To the Lighthouse" Virginia Woolf, C A Dawson Scott " The Haunting", Mary Butts,

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    "The Occult" & "Mysteries" by Colin Wilson

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    TC Lethbridge and by extension, pendulums (not the shit band !)

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    spate of 'sea -monster' sightings in cornwall 1976 + ?

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    doc sheils ?

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    Armada Ghost Book series (1970's)

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    black moth super rainbow ?

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ichocky

    Wire Music - Alan lamb, anyone ?

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Pinguinne

    Salem! (?)

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • thin_soup

    .....tidal crossings.....palimpsests......"Protect and Survive"......water towers......tundra/moorland......comedia dell'arte......St. Kilda.......Colleen's "Everyone Alive Wants Answers".........early sound recordings........ancient waymarkers.......the Cathars.......witch bottles........Pearls Before Swine's "Balaklava"........dead languages........ Nice group!

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • shu_shu

    Hey this is a fairly new group! such a great find! ~ The weekly top artists are very much appreciated :)

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • PaintedSound

    I should also mention that Tobacco's album "Fucked Up Friends" takes this vibe and applies it to the American 70's childhood. It's an album full of dirt, hair, gum, and snow imagery, and such things. It's got a great eerie electronic vibe, but it's also pretty catchy. His band, Black Moth Super Rainbow, is similar, but takes the weird vibe and makes it more about psychedelics.

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • PaintedSound

    By the way, I'm an undergrad film student and I've been working on a series of semi-hauntological films lately. I'm on my second one right now. The first one is an absurdist found-footage mockumentary in the style of old 60's educational films. Once I'm finished with the whole project it'll have its own website. For now though, if you're interested, you can see it at

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
  • PaintedSound

    Thanks for the invite! Your group description did an excellent job of summing up a style of music that I've always gravitated to, from various starting points. My prog rock tastes led me to Comus, my film tastes led me to The Brothers Quay (and Jan Svankmajer), my weird 80's music tastes led me to Eno (and by the way, "Ambient IV: On Land" and "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" definitely are his most hauntological records), and my love of weirdo electronic music brought me to Boards of Canada, White Noise, and Ghost Box. Great stuff, and it's great to see it brought together! I assume you've read K-Punk's blog posts about hauntology? He has some great writings on Nigel Kneale's films, the show Sapphire and Steel (very worth watching for the hauntological value if nothing else), Ghost Box, and Mordant Music. His blog is at Man, great stuff! I love the creepy, mysterious feeling stuff like this invokes.

    6 Oct 2009 Reply
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