Arriving like an unexpected gift from a disgraced family member STORYTELLER's 'Field of Upturned Sheep' is an incredible occult thriller of rural depravity
An Electro-acoustic Spoken word collaboration between writer & occasional filmmaker
Bruce McClure and sound artist
This third instalment in the series is presented in cassette form in homage to their namesake (the nineteen eighties children's magazine and tape series published by
The illustrations were provided by Chris Wright of Turbo Island.
It is due to be released on Adaadat on December 25th.
"What makes Hatleskog and McClure's version of Storyteller so affecting is the feeling that a small part of your childhood has been meddled with; the format and artwork point strongly to parody, but once the narrative tone is revealed, it's clear that any similarities end there. For the generation who were young enough in the early 80s to experience these tapes first-hand, it's as though the duo have crept out of a wardrobe deep within your memory and recorded over them with grubby hands, depositing these new more disturbing stories in place of those fondly remembered classics."
Spenser Tomson (The Wire)
"This was a real treat. I wonder why more stories don't have some sort of sound collage for atmosphere? Storyteller may just have stumbled across something really special."
Mr Olivetti (Freq)
"So, within these inserted events, we get into the body of the beast. The story! An affair between a plant and a man. An odd topic but interesting enough. All sorts of amusing happenings. I guess this is a preview, a brief exploration into a world most similar and most unknown."
Caffeinate (Yeah I know it Sucks)
"Bruce McClure & Bjorn Hatleskog host a communion with a vegetation deity. Casual observations from the foyer of the Mountain King. An ode to etheric transmissions, electro-acoustic night terrors, suggestive drones & dystopian sea shanties."
Mark Westall (Fad Magazine)