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This track is inspired by a report in Edward Lovett's Magic In Modern London (1925). In it, Lovett describes a London dairyman who sticks pins into a desiccated cow's heart to curse a rival.

The lyrics are adapted from some Anglo Saxon cunning magic: a metrical charm to bring back lost cattle. The metallic sounds have been composed from close mic recordings of pins and nails dropping onto ceramic tiles. Thanks to David Bramwell of Oddfellows Casino for providing the vocal line.

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Year:
2014
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Cow Heart Pin