Sunday, 14 December 2014

Tales from the Black Meadow - Adventures on BBC6 Music - Freakzone

Freaky Tracks to Hear Before You Die (BBC 6 Music) - BBC Playlister

On Sunday 30th November The Yoked Man was played on BBC6 Music. This track, created by The Soulless Party, is one of over twenty pieces of music created for the Black Meadow project.

Stuart Maconie said: "The Yoked Man from Tales from the Black Meadow... It purports to be some discovered notebooks from a man called R. Mullins from the University of York who went missing in 1972 on the North Yorkshire Moors but I fancy that is a conceit to produce a bit of hauntology!"

We don't know what he means...

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014

Black Meadow in Shindig! (Issue 43)

This month in groovetastic magazine Shindig you will find an interview with Black Meadow curator Chris Lambert about the ongoing Black Meadow project. It includes info about its inception, its evolution and its most recent iteration...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Songs from the Black Meadow - The Launch

The Launch is coming...
The Cd is looking and sounding beautiful.
The line-up is growing too by the way...
Do join us.
Further details on our Facebook event page.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Who Stocks Black Meadow?

Officially the following shops currently stock "Tales from the Black Meadow" and we love them for it! Go visit and buy it and many other books from them right now!

Ryedale Folk Museum
North Yorkshire
YO62 6UA

01751 417337

This is a lovely lovely lovely museum in a beautiful
Well worth a visit.
Step back in time, walk into ancient shops, forges,
a farmer's cottage, a witches hovel, an iron age
house and so much more.

The Inkwell
10 Gillygate
YO31 7EQ

The Inkwell is selling the book and CD together for £15.

The Whitby Bookshop 
88 Church Street

North Yorkshire
YO22 4BH

Lyall's Bookshop in Todmorden
15 Rochdale Road, 
West Yorkshire, 
OL14 5AA

You will also find it stocked in Reading and West Berkshire Libraries.We would love more libraries around the country to stock it so if you could pop into your local library and order a copy they will buy and stock it for you. We would especially like our Yorkshire readers to do that!

You can buy it online from almost every retailer, Amazon, Createspace, Ebay, Waterstones etc.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Superb review of Black Meadow Project by "Fascination with Fear"

Excellent horror blog "Fascination with Fear" has written a fantastic review of the Black Meadow project encompassing the album, book and virtual adventures.

Fascination With Fear

The Album provoked this response:
"I can see the title card and the credits appearing over gently revolving images—a moonlit meadow here, an old tree, the silhouettes of children playing. I’m certain that at the start of the show we would find a gentleman in front of a blazing fire in some English parlor, closing the dusty tome he was holding to welcome us to the show."

 The Book this reaction:
"The book reads like a book of scary stories to tell children before bedtime. The writing is simple and purposefully repetitive, but Lambert goes to great lengths to create the eerie world of the Black Meadow." 

The summing up is quite frankly, lovely:
"After reading the book, listening to the CD and the Radio 4 Documentary I am so impressed and inspired by the lengths Lambert went to to bring his mythos to life and spread it out through so many mediums. It is always inspirational to see originality and another’s appreciation for folklore."

 You can read the whole article by Marie Robinson here.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Mix from the Black Meadow - Part 1

First broadcast on the 4th July on Garden of Earthly Delights this mix celebrates the wonders of Black Meadow....

Most people know of the Black Meadow but few acknowledge its influence on popular culture.

 The legends and tales of this unassuming area on the North York Moors have always held a fascination for artists, writers and musicians.

The recent publication of "Tales from the Black Meadow" has certainly re-ignited interest in this strange place.

 So join us on a journey through the pages of this collection of folk horror accompanied by music from Robert Johnson, Nick Drake, Radiohead, Storm Corrosion and many many more...

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Mix from the Black Meadow - Part 1 - 4th July - Garden of Earthly Delights

Coming next Friday (4th July) on Garden of Earthly Delights on CRMK) The Mix from the Black Meadow (Part 1).

A mix of spoken word extracts and tunes influenced by Black Meadow - including tunes from Ron Grainier, Bob Dylan, Storm Corrosion and many more... this will be followed by a mix created from tracks by the contributing artists to "Songs from the Black Meadow" later in the year... listen in!

Friday, 13 June 2014

The Curse of the Black Meadow - Melmoth the Wanderer

Inspired by a the work that Professor Mullins did in collecting the folklore and songs of the Black Meadow this Melmoth mix was created for the launch of the book honouring his work - `Tales from the Black Meadow' by Chris Lambert.

Released today for the first time since the launch it was especially created for... taking extracts from the lost Radio 4 documentary "Curse of the Black Meadow", elements of "Tales from the Black Meadow" by The Soulless Party - this is a beautiful insight into a disturbing world...

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Songs from the Black Meadow - Artist of the Week

To build up to the launch of "Songs from the Black Meadow" we will be celebrating the work of all of the contributors to this album starting tomorrow with "The Implicit Order".

Join us tomorrow on Songs from the Black Meadow!

Monday, 17 February 2014

The Project Moonbase Super Excellent Awards - Black Meadow Album Proud Winner

In January this year, Project Moonbase radio station handed out their awards to the best releases of the year. Among them was "Tales from the Black Meadow" which won an award for "Contributions to Creepy Confabulation".

We at Black Meadow Mansion are incredibly proud. At the ceremony Kev Oyston thanked his mixer and master Chris Sharp (Concretism) and his collaborator Chris Lambert before collapsing into floods of joyful tears.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Black Meadow Giveaway

Exiled Publication have two copies of "Tales from the Black Meadow" to give away. To enter this competition then get over to Goodreads.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tales from the Black Meadow by Chris Lambert

Tales from the Black Meadow

by Chris Lambert

Giveaway ends April 08, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Review in Starburst Magazine of "Tales from the Black Meadow"

It's a great day for "Tales from the Black Meadow" the book and the CD have received a fantastic write-up in STARBURST Magazine.

The reviewer Andrew Marshall clearly enjoyed the whole experience fully diving in and picking out his favourite stories.

Having read Starburst since we were children this is a wonderful day for us here at Black Meadow.

Check out the full review here.