Star Sponge Vision 'Crowley and Me'
Limited edition CD.
RELEASE DATE: 27/04/18
Crowley & Me / The Pentagram / Clouds Without Water / The Mantra / The Tent / The Logos / Hymn To Pan / Kathleen Divine / The Buddhist / The Gypsy / Grave Grey Eyes / Lament For Al / Why Do you Wait
Jon Povey and Twink, both late of The Pretty Things, have formed a new band, Star Sponge Vision, and recorded a concept album about the English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer Aleister Crowley. Yes, that Aleister Crowley, the Great Beast!
An influential figure, Crowley was included as one of the figures on the cover art of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and his motto of "Do What Thou Wilt" was inscribed on the vinyl of Led Zeppelin's album Led Zeppelin III. David Bowie referenced Crowley in the lyrics of his song "Quicksand", while Ozzy Osbourne wrote "Mr. Crowley".
Jon Povey has taken it further and written an entire album inspired by Crowley’s poetry. Indeed, it was while watching Kenneth Anger’s "Scorpio Rising" with Jimmy Page that Povey became interested in the writings of Crowley. But it wasn’t until 2016, whilst he was working with Twink, that the idea became manifest. Twink said "Ever thought about looking into Crowley poetry and writing music to it?" Another seed drops and sometime later Povey begins to write the album Crowley and Me.