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Songs from the Haunted South

by Old Fire

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Anthony Childs I frequently forget I'm NOT listening to This Mortal Coil. That's how good this is. Still maintains its own voice and space. A wonderful accidental discovery. Fans of Fovea Hex, This Mortal Coil, smart, moody and atmospheric chamber music need to check this. Favorite track: It's Easier Now.
  • Ultra Limited Edition 12" Vinyl LP + Bonus CD
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album


    13 tracks playing @ 33rpm
    Outer sleeve on 300 gsm Curious Touch Soft Milk card board
    Outer sleeve with reverse metallic pantone printing
    Inner sleeve with full gloss UV
    Includes download coupon and 13 min bonus CD featuring ambient album deconstruction “Ghost Dreamers (1-3)”
    Strictly limited one-off deluxe edition of 250

    Includes unlimited streaming of Songs from the Haunted South via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Old Fire 3 03:04
Helix 04:27
Know How 03:52
Bloodchild 04:04
Faust 02:02
Shadows 04:55
Laserbeam 04:26
The Orchids 03:08


Old Fire - Songs from the Haunted South


Just a quick note to let you now that things are happening on the Old Fire front. A new album is nearing completion, and a couple of smaller releases will be seeing the light of day in the near future.

We recently found four of the last copies in our stock of the debut Old Fire album, Songs From the Haunted South. This is the deluxe vinyl version that features a cover designed by Vaughan Oliver and contains a bonus CD of extra material. This edition was originally pressed at 250 copies and no represses of it will be made. These are the last four we will be selling. As Bandcamp has announced, they are generously waiving their profit share from sales on Friday, so this is the best time to pick up one of these before they’re all gone.

Thanks as ever for your support.


*Ultra limited, deluxe vinyl edition of Old Fire’s 2016 opus, Songs From the Haunted South. Originally released on Brooklyn Bridge Records (http://brooklynbridgerecords.club)(200 copies). Unknown Tone will team up to sell a highly limited amount of only 8 copies.

Now shipping worldwide for $22 each. Includes a bonus CD. Thank you for listening and your support!



Old Fire is the brainchild of John Mark Lapham, one half of the 4AD project, The Late Cord,
and a quarter of the British-US collective, The Earlies. Songs From the Haunted South gestated for a full ten years that saw the dissolve of the Late Cord and the birth of new musical directions with over twenty collaborators including Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Thor (Thor and Friends, Swans), Christopher Barnes (Gem Club), DM Stith (Asthatic Kitty), Warren Defever (His Name is Alive), Tom Rapp (from legendary psych-folk outfit, Pearls Before Swine), and many more.

This collection of mournful “Ambient country” is full of atmospheric textures gliding over thunderous drums, ghostly steel guitars and fragile vocals to create something truly haunting.
Sitting alongside the original Old Fire compositions are a selection of intriguing cover versions: Psychic TV (The Orchids), Low (Laser Beam), Ian William Craig (A Sight Grip, A Gentle Hold), Jason Molina (It’s Easier Now), Camberwell Now (Know How) and Shearwater (Helix).

'Songs from The Haunted South' was mixed by JM Lapham and Mark Kuykendall (Unknown Tone/The New Honey Shade), and was mastered by Ian Hawgood.

This edition comes with a free bonus CD of ambient deconstructions, Ghost Dreamers, and was designed by 4AD’s Vaughan Oliver. We managed to only get a handful of these so act quickly!


*All other remaining vinyl can be purchased through Brooklyn Bridge Records for 30,00€: brooklynbridgerecords.club/product/old-fire-2/

*For a Digital Download of the album search "Old Fire - Songs from the Haunted South" on:



*Artwork Poster:
Fine Art Print: brooklynbridgerecords.club/product/old-fire-art-print/

Music Video Links:

Laser Beam: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u6w6iYIxnM
Bloodchild: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoIje9I_kjA
Helix: www.youtube.com/watch?v=883ZruC4EKY


released December 21, 2017

Composer/Producer | John Mark Lapham

Designed | Vaughan Oliver

Photography | Tim Lee

Mixing | Mark Kuykendall & John Mark Lapham

Music mastered on analog reel-to-reel tapes | Ian Hawgood


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