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.
Nonpop's interview with Solblot made Lord Bassington-Bassington nostalgic for the sounds of Forseti. Possibly the most artistically interesting neofolk band Germany has ever produced, Forseti's career was cut short when their front man Andreas Ritter suffered a stroke in 2005.
This video mixes their music (with Douglas P. as guest vocalist) with images from Andrei Tarkovsky's film Andrey Rublev. The results are mesmerising. His Lordship also recommends this interview with Herr Ritter.
Lord Bassington-Bassington would also like to remind neofolk lovers that a benefit CD has been released to help Herr Ritter deal with the aftereffects of his stroke. It comes highly recommended. While Lord Bassington-Bassington normally has few reservations about file sharing, and normally doesn't believe in any form of afterlife, he hopes there is a special Hell for people who pirate this album.