Austin Osman Spare paints nightmares

Austin Osman Spare

DOM COOPER looks at the history behind the track “Austin Osman Spare”, a song about the British artist and occultist by The Bulldog Breed

Spooky Sounds

Opening with a chiming guitar backed by a bubbling bass, a phased voice sings: “Austin Osman Spare painted daydreams … Austin Osman Spare painted nightmares …”

Beatlesque voices join in as ghostly echoes in the background. The lyric continues to speak of Spare lighting black candles, being ahead of his time and living on with us – because through his drawings we can worship his ideas.

Austin Osman Spare was a British artist and occultist.

Author: The Spooky Isles

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