Architects Office - Caswallon The Headhunter

Architects Office were a shifting musical collective from Boulder, Colorado. They were formed in 1983 and are best known for working with filmmaker Stan Brakhage. This is an oddly compelling ancient narative embedded in a half-remembered fever dream.

From Welsh mythology: "Caswallon’s cousin, Bendigeid Vran, the giant who would soon lie dying from a poison dart in the foot after having conquered and killed everyone in Eire except five pregnant women in a cave, was to say to his men: “Take my head and carry it with you whereevr you go and for eighty seven years my head will be uncorrupted. And all that time the head will be as pleasant a companion as when it was on my body. And when the eighty seven years are over, bury it at the White Mount in London, facing Gaul and for as long as it is buried there, there will be no invasion in all of the island of the mighty"."

Then King Arthur dug it up and we ended up invading everywhere else, and prostrating ourselves before a monarchy and Tory shite like Boris Fucking Johnson and the spoilt Victorian wraith, Jacob Rees Mogg. Rule Britannia.

An LP released on Silent in 1986. You still get some surface noise on this but I have spent an inordinate amount of time removing pops and scractches so it can be heard in the best condition that I can muster.

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les_,  7 January 2024 at 01:14  

i love Brakhage, thanks for this

FlaccusMUC 7 January 2024 at 13:13  

Thank you. Happy New Year!

Anonymous,  11 January 2024 at 03:57  

Very very very good

Vaykorus 25 February 2024 at 07:11