London’s Marshland: An Electronic Exploration by Andrew Weatherall

MUSIC: Andrew Weatherall.

This atmospheric mix by Andrew Weatherall first appeared on the Rotters Golf Club website. It was inspired by the book ‘Marshland: Dreams & Nightmares on the Edge of London‘ by Gareth E. Rees (Influx Press, 2013).

“Cocker spaniel by his side, Rees wanders the marshes of Hackney, Leyton and Walthamstow, avoiding his family and the pressures of life. He discovers a lost world of Victorian filter plants, ancient grazing lands, dead toy factories and tidal rivers on the edgelands of a rapidly changing city. Ghosts are his friends. As strange tales of bears, crocodiles, magic narrowboats and apocalyptic tribes begin to manifest themselves, Rees embarks on a psychedelic journey across time and into the dark heart of London.”

 

More Articles for You

Bare Knuckles, White Ladies and Martyred Rebels: The Mythic Townscape of Merthyr Tydfil

WORDS & PHOTOS: Gareth E. Rees In the year leading up the (Not So) Great Pandemic, I was fortunate enough …

As the Crow Flies: Cross City Walks in Birmingham

1. Take a map of a city 2. Draw a straight line from one side of the city to the …

A Walk into the Dark Side: A New Map of Occult London

“Within the city exists a shadow world of druids, mystics, magicians and witches.” Occult London: A Guide to the Highly …

The Supermarket Car Park Fugue

On The London Ear show on Resonance FM, Unofficial Britain’s editor Gareth E. Rees reads from his new book Car …

Fat Balls & A Lost Wedding Ring at a Sheffield Retail Park

Author of Car Park Life, Gareth E. Rees, recounts the sorry tale of his trip to a retail park in Sheffield in which he encounters the Mad Hatter, fat balls, riverside poetry and loses his wedding ring.

Jazz Odyssey Reveals The Secret Life of the Car Park

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees MUSIC: Simon&thePope with Gareth E. Rees FILM: Martin Fuller PHOTO: Jeff Pitcher ‘It is Morrisons that …