Andy Sharp delivers a visionary field report based on fifteen years of deep vein creative research expeditions to England's strangest landscapes with a host of tragic players.
Andy Sharp is a writer and multimedia artist. Since 2003, he has worked on English Heretic, an autonomous creative research project. Pioneering the form of literary and aural aesthetics, he has released over a dozen albums and booklets. He has talked at academic conferences and counter-cultural events on a wide range of subjects drawn from his research. He has an Msc in Neuroscience from Kings College and lives in London.
"Compelling, playful, and unsettling... To open this book is to
open a gate leading to an England you always - but never before -
"The English Heretic Collection is a tour de force through contemporary occult and popular culture, a madly spinning windmill of the mind. It's a work that leaves the reader haunted by the multitude of interconnections that cram its pages, forcing a stark re-evaluation of former certainties."
"At last a compendium that documents the high wyrdness of English Heretic's expeditions and research. Now that's what I call hauntological and psychogeographical transubstantiation..."
"Andy Sharp is dangerous. An occult folklorist, he explores an alternate reality that seems to exist only in the underlit margins of pop culture. The entities he reveals may be familiar, some repulsive, but once you submit to his method, there's no escape to the surface, because this hell zone is life itself."
"This is an alternative England, one of decommissioned nuclear bunkers, abandoned villages and creepy public information films, an England where the shadow on the horizon could be a signpost but might be a gibbet."