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Music from Elsewhere

Haunting Tunes from the Afterlife, Alien Worlds and Occult Realms

Doug Skinner


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A compendium of other musics, channelled from the spirit world, the fairy kingdom, outer space, secret societies and occult lodges.

This unique collection of esoteric earworms gathers, and reproduces, music from other worlds. Here you'll find tunes hummed, strummed, and sung by spirits, sprites, and fairies, extraterrestrial elevator music, dreamed ditties, marches for occult ceremonies, secret musical codes and languages, music made by animals, and more.

Each entry contains an explanatory text on its origins and purpose, and also reproduces the musical notation, in facsimile where possible, so that you can play along at home.

An in-depth introductory essay by musician, historian and collector Doug Skinner rounds out this wondrous musical cabinet of curiosities.

Strange Attractor Press, 9781913689216, 184pp.

Publication Date: August 10, 2021

About the Author

Doug Skinner has contributed to The Fortean Times, Cabinet, Fate, Weirdo, Nickelodeon, and other periodicals. In addition to his books of stories, comics, music, his translations of Alphonse Allais, Charles Cros, and Alfred Jarry, he has also written many scores for dance and theater, most conspicuously for Bill Irwin's The Regard of Flight, which toured for decades. TV and movie appearances include Ed, Crocodile Dundee II, several of George Kuchar's videos, and a smattering of commercials.