Serbian folk hero-inspired book/album The Ecstasy and the Void: An Introduction to the Occult of Mulagi out this Friday

Ecstasy and the Void_Cover Art Manfred Naescher

We’re thrilled about the giant book/album release of The Ecstasy and the Void: An Introduction to the Occult of Mulagi. In the works for 20 years, it comes out this Friday October 30th through Publication Studios Guelph. The book compiles sayings, fragments of stories, and unearthed poems by the Serbian folk-hero Mulagi, depicted through illustrations done by 24 artists from around the world, including Jordan McKenzie of our long-time favourite band Elfin Saddle. In addition to the book, these illustrations come paired with an album by Scottish band The White Funz. According to the press release, the band “brought each artwork to life by travelling to different locations around the globe and recording on-site to capture the essence of each place and time”.

Coinciding with the release date, a launch party is taking place on October 30th at eBar in Guelph, Ontario and a second special release event will happen on November 14th at Open Sesame in Kitchener, Ontario.

The book will be available via the Publication Studio website as well as select art book outlets and if you’re quick you might get your hands on a limited edition golden cassette album.
To get you enticed, here’s one of the tracks The White Funz wrote to accompany one of the artworks, the utterly amazing ‘Transmissions From The Interior Of The Mulagi Nebulonic Cloud’.