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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tony Wakeford might, through his work with Death in June and Sol Invictus, be a founding father of neofolk. He has also been a musician for three decades, and keeps developing in new and interesting ways. From the M.R. James-inspired The Triple Tree through Orchestra Noir to main project Sol Invictus, and a myriad of other constellations and collaborations, keeping up with Mr. Wakeford's creativity is a real delight.
Lord Bassington-Bassington is particularily infatuated with Mr. Wakeford's new single. "The bad luck bird" is a stab of dark folk-pop which belongs in any neofolk lover's vinyl collection.
The video below is a live performance from this year's instalment of the Wave Gothic Treffen in Leipzig.