Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Heretical Cellar goes to space

in a Haunebu II, and might stop by to help build some pyramids.


If you're in the neighbourhood, drop by. And yes, we're working on new web pages.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Tattoo shoe

Lord Bassington-Bassington has always had an ambivalent relationships with tattoos. In his early youth, when books such as Modern Primitives inspired people around him to do scary things with their bodies, His Lordship decided that this wasn't for him. It didn't improve his relationship with body modification culture that he at some point became convinced that Odin wanted him to not have tattoos (well, it's a long story...)

In later years Lord Bassington-Bassington has come to realize that tattooists can produce some beautiful work – even basset-related! By Jove, His Lordship has even considered getting some ink himself.

At the moment, though, it seems like Lord Bassington-Bassington's natural contrarianism will lead him to remain one of the very few in his circles with an unadorned body, but that doesn't mean that His Lordship doesn't want to enjoy tattoos. And when tattoos can be combined with the long-eared one's somewhat obsessive relationship with Jeffery West footwear, it's a surefire hit.

On Lord Bassington-Bassington's recent visit to London, the Jeffery West shop in Piccadilly Arcade (also known as "His Lordship's magnetic north pole") had one of their special services on offer. So a pair of quite charming Chelsea boots were purchased.

Tattoo artist Aasen Stephenson ready to swing the needle.

The finished result.

Remind you of anyone...?

Happy basset, by the amazing Tini Malitius.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Lost hound

Panic on the streets of London! Somewhere in the Putney area, south of the Thames and close to several excellent tweed outfitters, little Fritzi is lost. We hope he is doing okay.

Vinyl wormwood

(Przybyszewski used as a model by his friend, Norwegian symbolist painter Edward Munch)

Malört forlag, one of Scandinavia's coolest small presses and probably the world's best dressed publisher, has released records before. But this time they've come up with the splendid idea of issuing a little seven inch on vinyl, which instantly endears them even more to Lord Bassington-Bassington's heart.

The release is intended as a companion disc to an upcoming release of a selection of works by Polish decadent writer Stanislaw Przybyszewski, known for his occult proclivities. Indeed, according to scholar Per Faxneld Przybyszewski might be the first person in history to construct a coherent philosophy around Lucifer as a positive symbol. So no wonder that they describe his novel Satans Kinder (a true European, Przybyszewski wrote in both Polish and German) as a "Satanic Anarchist novel". How can one resist?!

And the book wouldn't be complete without this little seven inch. It contains contributions by three very interesting artists, namely Blixa Bargeld (known for his work with The Bad Seeds and Einstürzende Neubauten), drone metal maestro Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O)))) and Jill Tracy, who each deliver a specially written track. And of course this little gem is strictly limited.

So go get it already, and tell 'em a certain long-eared Lord sent you.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Chocolate cobbler

Matching colours can be difficult, especially when one is, like Lord Bassington-Bassington, a bit colour-blind (even if canines can see colours). One must simply accept what assistance one can get.

So imagine Lord Bassington-Bassington's joy when His Lordship encountered this charming young chap at the airport in Bergen. Apparently, the young chocolate lab was very taken with the Jeffery-West brogues with contrast lacings. Not only was it a perfect match, the little chap was also very keen on helping with shoe cleaning.

Sorry for the bad pictures, but it is a bit hard to both photograph a puppy who catches the exquisite scent of finer footwear and keep it from chewing it at the same time.