The Occurrence

by Wizards Tell Lies

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Black Classical There is a really compelling story behind this record. The music only serves to kick your imagination into gear, how you interoperate it is up to you. magnificent signals. Favorite track: Occurrence.
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In the autumn of 1974 a mysterious object fell to Earth. Its impact triggered a series of strange happenings that tore at the fabric of reality and pushed belief to its limit. 'The Occurrence', the new EP by Wizards Tell Lies, is the soundtrack to that event.

In the early hours of 17th September 1974 an unknown object crashed into Oak Nook Forest. Fascinated by the locals' belief in time travel, anthropologist Ezra Parker, studying the area at the time, selflessly took it upon herself to investigate the occurrence and the alarming events that followed. Parker made extensive field recordings of the locale and they stand as a terrifying document to that day.

These unique recordings speak of Parker's encounters - unnatural trees, strange tones with no source, the ominous creature known as The Shiverling, and the appearance of a Black Sun - all of which remain part of local legend. But despite her compelling audio evidence, some people still believe the events of 17th September were a hoax contrived by Parker to elevate her public and academic standing.

In 2011 Wizards Tell Lies visited Oak Nook to make their own recordings of the forest for the follow up to their eponymous debut. These audio documents, alongside elements of Ezra Parker’s original recordings have been incorporated into the music of ‘The Occurrence’ on which Wizards Tell Lies create a sinister and dark soundtrack to an almost forgotten but forever disturbing incident.


released April 13, 2012

Written, Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Fox, Owl and Hart
Mastered by Andrea Marutti at Lips Vigo Digital Studio, Milan
Art by Gareth Courage



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