The Seven Heads of Gog Magog

Seven oracular sound recordings illumined by a mythologically polymorphous blog

The Seven Heads of Gog Magog


The seven heads have awoken.

From 14th October to 4th November 2014, every Tuesday and Friday, I uploaded seven recorded songs. I have named these recordings The Seven Oracles of Gog Magog. I also attempted to elucidate each of these songs in an accompanying blog post.

I call these tracks ‘oracles’ because they are premonitory or prophetic emanations that seem to have issued from – or through – seven objects, or ‘Seven Heads’, from museums in Cambridge. I call these objects The Seven Heads of Gog Magog.

This may all seem a bit of a fanciful notion, but in the course of my blog I have attempted to comprehend what this idea could mean, primarily by engaging with the words of the oracles themselves. I request that you visit Cambridge and the seven museum objects in order to play each recording in their presence, new-creating the moment of the oracle’s original ‘utterance’.

Each of my seven mythologically polymorphous blog posts does not reveal the ‘true’ meaning of each recording, rather it attempts to speculate on the nature of it’s enigma. With the help of my ‘beast-mates’ and the stories of Jane Ellen Harrison, Orpheus, Syd Barrett, Rat and Mole, TC Lethbridge and others, the blog as a whole explores the possibility of a return to a golden age of the ‘real gods’, and to life itself.

The seven heads have spoken.

Emma Florence Bausor.

The Seven Oracles of Gog Magog by The Seven Heads of Gog Magog have now been released as a CD and download by the good people of Owd Scrat Records. See here.