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“There’ll be nine witches from the bottom of Orcop to the end of Garway Hill as long as water flows.”
If you’ve never been to Garway Hill you should.
After a visit to Garway in 1917, M. R. James wrote the following note:
‘We must have offended somebody or something at Garway, I think. Probably we took it too much for granted, in speaking of it, that we should be able to do exactly as we pleased. Next time we shall know better. There is no doubt that it is a very rum place and needs careful handling.’
It is not so much the Garway church itself or its dovecote featuring 666 holes, but the sacred well next to it (as it is often the case) and the hill, connected to the Knights Templars as well as local witchcraft tales. The stones you’ll find there have been dropped by the Devil when his apron broke as he was carrying them to Orcop. The rooster crew and he had to go home, leaving the boulders on the Garway Hill.
Garway Witch Trial is the opening track of the last side of Source Code. It’s a seven minutes long trip to dark places from a distant past when some people didn’t know any better and would punish those who knew.
Source Code is getting a new pressing on Turquoise double vinyl (2xLP, 200) and we should get them soon!
Preorder available on Bandcamp: https://moongoosecult.bandcamp.com/merch
We’re revisiting every track of Source Code on social media before the release of the new pressings by the end of the month.
Joey Gets A Candle [Swayze Meld] is the first track on the second vinyl of Source Code. It is a very moody track, perfect for a soundtrack of a film that never existed. As it is often the case, the interesting things happen at random times during rehearsals. If you go for a wee outside (freezing cold but the stars are amazing on a clear night), the rest of the band usually starts something else and you often end up running back to take part into what could become our next song.
For Joey Gets A Candle [Swayze Meld] it was the night of our first photoshoot. I was laying skulls and feathers to get a picture to put on social media. And Joey came round and suggested a few candles. While we were setting up the scene, the rest of the band started playing a little theme over and over until it finally became this song. The [Swayze Meld] in the title is something else…
Our debut album Source Code was released in 2019 on Fruits de Mer Records. It is now being repressed on Turquoise vinyls (2xLP, 200), to be released on 25th February and available for preorder on Bandcamp: https://moongoosecult.bandcamp.com/merch
#psych #giallo #space #soundtrack #moody #dark #joey #patrickswayze
Following a few requests, we’re super psyched to add 3 posters to our bandcamp page, including a new artwork entitled ‘Psych Geese of the Purple Sun’, the poster from the Source Code Release Party last year (Sacred Goose of Ra), and another gig art from one of our first gigs at the Globe (Moon Goose Cult). ☀️
All 3 have been designed by Antoine (Lapin Blanc) and will be printed on A2 (that’s roughly 40x60cm, or 16.53 x 23.39 inches) heavy stock matte paper. 👨🏫
Each poster is a fiver! Shipping by the end of the month. Time to add some weirdness to your walls. 🤯
We’re assembling the ingredients and brushing up our incantations.
When the Moon is full, soon, we will gather and start the ceremony.
The incantations are using a forgotten language and the ritual is complex but this is the only way to summon Leon, our spirit producer, to transform our new tracks into a new album.