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Only The Sky Remains Uncorrupted

Posted in Press on August 16, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

Headpress, the journal of sex,religion and death, has almost sold out of hard-copies of its latest limited edition 2.1. An e-zine version is now online, which features an article (pages 20-31) by The Sinister Insult’s Martin Jones. Only The Sky Remains Uncorrupted is a slice of dark reportage in which The Jones and his co-pilot Kirby commune with the ghosts amongst the ruins of the Marquis De Sade’s castle.

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The Hangman’s Breakfast

Posted in Press on August 16, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

Laurence King – publisher of creative arts books – is preparing a new volume entitled The Book Of Skulls. Alongside names from the contemporary ‘street art’ and ‘new gothic’ movements,  The Sinister Insult’s resident paint shaman Rik Rawling has found a home for his painting The Hangman’s Breakfast. Originally intended as the cover design for his as-yet (and possibly never will be) published true crime magnum opus of the same name, the painting is for sale should anyone wish for such a thing on their wall. Email for further details.

GoaH: Sound Projector review

Posted in Press on August 2, 2010 by thesinisterinsult

The first review of Ghost of a Hurt comes courtesy of Ed Pinsent at The Sound Projector:

An intriguing package sent to us by Martin Jones from Retford is Ghost of a Hurt (NO LABEL). Jones is part of The Sinister Insult, a project that includes Oliver Tomlinson and Anthony Fielding, and the painter / writer Rik Rawling who happens to contribute his work to The Sound Projector magazine. This limited CDR of 90 copies is a mix of field recordings, dark ambient electronic sounds, and wayward guitar stylings all in the service of a complex supernatural mood piece. Location recordings were made in very specific forest and hill sites, and through painting, photography and narrative text, Rawling spins a dense horror yarn enriched with the sort of recondite historical and fictional references that Alan Moore would be proud to have scribed. The best touch is inserting a page from an Algernon Blackwood paperback, and mocking up the DVD box to look like a creased pulp paperback complete with a charity-shop price sticker on the cover. This release may be pressing a number of buttons that only work for true believers in 1970s UK culture, but fans of cult TV such as The Changes, Children of the Stones, The Tomorrow People and The Owl Service should snap this up.