…a series of “magnificently mellow micro-mixes” – download and enjoy
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THE FAIRY TRAIL – A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT NATURE SPIRITS In Europe we know them from fairy tales and great pieces of art and literature as elves, fairies, gnomes, dwarfs, goblins, nymphs or mermaids. But what is the core reality behind these stories and why are people still fascinated by these ephemeral beings today? Till Gerhard and Britta Schmidtke went on a journey to find out about these questions. The filmmakers traveled over a period of more than three years trough Slovenia, Germany, Scotland, England and Ireland. Densely the interviews are woven together into an overall thread. Instantaneous and impressively the statements lead into a constant flow combined with almost abstract, hypnotic shots of nature, animation and music. Music by In Gowan Ring, Birch Book, Gabriella Kapfer, Quilt, Tiny Vipers, The Sufis
In Gowan Ring
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The Golden Apples recommends The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane.
“…For untold thousands of years we travelled on foot over rough paths,’ he notes, ‘not simply as peddlers or communters or tourists, but as men and women for whom the path stood for some intense experience: freedom, new human relationships, a new awareness of the landscape. The road offered a journey into the unknown that could end up allowing us to discover who we were’.”
The Old Ways introduces the ritualistic art of Steve Dilworth who lives on the isle of Harris
Listen to the sound-story of an overnight sea-voyage made one August, in an old open boat called Jubilee, to the Scottish Island of Sula Sgeir. Sula Sgeir – also known as the rock – it lies far out in the North Atlantic. It is forty miles due north of the Outer Hebrides. It is the jaggy black summit of a submarine mountain, made of three-billion-year-old Lewisian gneiss. It is a shockingly severe place, home only to gannets, seals, skuas and puffin. And it is also the site each summer of a gannet hunt carried out by the men of Ness. Listen Here
Night of the Demon.
It’s a dark night, there’s a pale moon, and something is moving in the trees…The demon’s apparition is famously referenced in a séance scene, where Professor Harrington (Maurice Denham) – in the grip of communion with the spirit world – utters the bone-chilling words: “It’s in the trees! It’s coming.” Herself a child of the British gothic tradition, singer-songwriter Kate Bush later used a sample of these words in the opening moments of her 1986 song ‘Hounds of Love’…
…all inspiration from the wonderful A YEAR IN THE COUNTRY
In 5 parts on YouTube with narration by Orson Welles and visuals that are now just totally ‘Hauntology’…..
In 1970, sociologist and futurist Alvin Toffler, wrote a book entitled Future Shock, which proposed a certain distressing psychological state , induced by change so rapid the human mind can’t digest it, and introduced the notion of “information overload” for the first time. So wide-spanning was the influence of Toffler’s work that it inspired an entire Curtis Mayfield album, the title track of which was even famously covered by Herbie Hancock.