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Enya: A Treatise on Unguilty Pleasures
Chilly Gonzales
Rough Trade Books - 13.50€ -  out of stock

Does music have to be smart or does it just have to go to the heart? In dazzling, erudite prose Chilly Gonzales’ musical memoir delves beyond the innumerable gold discs and millions of fans to excavate his own enthusiasm for Enya’s singular music and the mysterious musical herself, and along the way to uncover new truths about the nature of music, fame, success and the artistic endeavour.

Chilly Gonzales is one of the most exciting, original, hard-to-pin-down musicians of our time. Filling halls worldwide at the piano in his slippers and a bathrobe—in any one night he can be dissecting the musicology of an Oasis hit, giving a sublime solo recital, and displaying his lyrical dexterity as a rapper. In his book about Enya, he asks: Does music have to be smart or does it just have to go to the heart? In dazzling, erudite prose Gonzales delves beyond her innumerable gold discs and millions of fans to excavate his own enthusiasm for Enya’s singular music as well as the mysterious musician herself, and along the way uncovers new truths about the nature of music, fame, success and the artistic endeavour.

Empty Aphrodite: An Encyclopaedia Of Fate
David Keenan & Sophy Hollington
Rough Trade Books - 10.50€ -

Taking inspiration from the history and identity of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cornwall, this series of books seeks dialogue with the culture and folklore of magical practice. A range of artists were asked to create new work and collaborate on four publications that take their shape through this fascinating alternative history.

‘Empty Aphrodite’ is a radical imagining of the gods of antiquity as archetypal powers and forces that people often encounter in their lives. Organised as an alphabetic poetic sourcebook, it combines magic and inspiration in a series of surrealist portraits. The encyclopaedia comes with five random stickers with which you can choose your fate.

Satan is Real : Two Short Stories
Wendy Erskine & Steph Von Reiswitz
Rough Trade Books - 10.50€ -

Taking inspiration from the history and identity of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cornwall, this series of books seeks dialogue with the culture and folklore of magical practice. A range of artists were asked to create new work and collaborate on four publications that take their shape through this fascinating alternative history.

‘Satan is Real’ comprises two short stories by Wendy Erskine, who lives in Belfast, and illustrations by London-based artist and illustrator Stephanie von Reiswitz. A missing boyfriend in Amsterdam leads to new, uncontrollable powers being unleashed. A young member of a country gospel act has a penchant for black metal. What could go wrong?

The Cult Of Water
David Bramwell & Pete Fowler
Rough Trade Books - 10.50€ -  out of stock

Taking inspiration from the history and identity of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cornwall, this series of books seeks dialogue with the culture and folklore of magical practice. A range of artists were asked to create new work and collaborate on four publications that take their shape through this fascinating alternative history.

‘The Cult of Water’ began as an experimental radio programme conceived by singer-songwriter and author David Bramwell. Aided by a witch and the magician Alan Moore, he takes an occult journey back in time, in search of the supernatural secrets of our waterways – and to solve the haunting mystery of a drowned village. But can he face his demons?

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