Isobel Gowdie by Ex Reverie :: CD and Booklet

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The new album by Elemental Child creator Gillian Chadwick’s band, Ex Reverie. A collaborative project with artist Julia Jeffrey (Tarot of the Hidden Realm), this album was recorded with a killer group of Glaswegian musicians in the shadow of a ruined castle in Strathaven, Scotland. Drawing on inspiration from heavy psych/prog riffs a la early Alice Cooper, as well as pagan folk freak outs in the spririt of Comus, this project is a concept album about the legendary Scottish witch Isobel Gowdie. During the trials of 1662, Isobel offered a voluminous and defiant series of testimonies that include spells, tales of malicious revenge, raw sexuality, and a complete rejection of the strictures she’d been oppressed by as a woman of that time and place. You can read more about the project and stream the songs here: