Being a record of the ruminations, ramblings and obsessions of a Hound of the noblest breed (or so His Lordship claims, anyway). The focus being on dark music and culture, style, spirituality and - naturally – Basset Hounds.
Welcome to the chronicles of Lord Bassington-Bassington, coming to you from Little Storping in the Swuff – a quaint place located somewhere between England’s Lake District and the outskirts of the Norwegian capital.
This is intended as a log of His explorations of music, books, films and so on. I, your humble chronicler, is merely His Lordship’s secretary.
For more information on Lord Bassington-Bassington, please confer this blog’s opening post. Contacts can be directed to email@example.com.
Lord Bassington-Bassington's old friend Mr. Carl Abrahamsson has a new issue of his near-legendary publication The Fenris Wolf out. This time it is a publication so huge (310 pages) and ambitious that it's hard to do it justice in a short blog post, except to say that it is compulsory reading material for anyone with the slightest interest in modern esotericism.
It is also worth purchasing just for the 23 pages of artwork specially created for the publication by Swedish esoteric artist Fredrik Söderberg, whose art also graces the cover. So we here at the Chronicles just had to steal some of his works from his website.
C.G . Jung's House with Mandala, 2010
Adul-Rune II, 2011
Stone Circle I, 2009
Mr. Söderberg's watercolours are truly a marvel to behold. Perhaps there is something to this magick business after all?
It is certainly no secret that Lord Bassington-Bassington is a great admirer of Sol Invictus. And as those who know the band will be well aware of, its symbol - a sign connected with the ancient Roman sun cult – is quite fetching.
So it's quite fitting that Sol Invictus is possibly the leading purveyors of what could possibly be termed "neofolk bling".
Because it's spring. Because The Swans are touring again. Because Mr. Gira is wearing some splendid suspenders in this video. And because this is one of Lord Bassington-Bassington's favourite songs. Ever.
God damn the sun God damn the sun God damn the light it shines And this world it shows