Huxley’s Big Trip: A Lysergic Musical Adventure

MIX: Gareth E. Rees

COVER ART: Hollis

Toot! Toot! Time for another psychedelic cross-dimensional adventure with Unofficial Britain.

This time your tour guide is Aldous Huxley, with guest chanting by Aleister Crowley, folk tale nightmares by Angela Carter, terrifying views of Manchester from a bus window as witnessed by John Doran, Dolly Dolly reading the personal ads, and the stutterings of a man called Terrence… all washed down with lashings of lysergic acid.

I’ve listed the artist and tracks below – please support them by buying their music.

Huxley’s Big Trip by Marshman on Mixcloud

Aldous Huxley – ‘What Part Has the Supernatural…?’

Canonbury – Rabies of the Manor

Cloud Waste & The Calf – Population 12,292

Dolly Dolly – Terrence Knows

Sone Institute – Witchcraft and Pornography

Concrete/Field – Fragments of an Evil Dream

Dolly Dolly & Gloria Gloucestershire – Contak (Replekz)

Laura Cannell – Deers Bark

Hit the North – The Nether Adber Choral Ensemble

Time Attendant – Travelling in Disguise

Aleister Crowley – The Call of the First Aethyr Enochian

Hermione Harvestman – Lammas

The Trunchbulls – Field Notes Angela Carter

Mordant Music – Plant Room

Gnod & John Doran – Area Forecast Manchester [extract]

Plinth – Message in the Village

Aldous Huxley – ‘How often have you taken mescaline?’

Kemper Norton – Helston Music Fair 1992

More Articles for You

Alternative Soundtracks to a Luxury Apartments Advert

Front & Follow release music in response to an excruciating commercial for Deansgate Square Flats in Manchester

Elegy for an Industrial Estate flattened to make way for Luxury Apartments

A new film by Martin Fuller, with music by Pett Level Sounds, explores a vanishing way of life

The Tragedy of the Hastings U-Boat: a Soundtrack

A new video about the dark events of April 1919, when something monstrous approached the beach of Hastings

Re-weirding the Urban Landscape

Gareth E. Rees discusses the future folklore of industrial estates, pylons, motorways, ring roads, hospitals, housing estates, roundabouts and flyovers

Tales from a Covidian Landscape

These new images by photographer Nigel Dawson capture the eeriness of the Covid 19 landscape