Demented skyriding rave-up. Modernist fairytale. Prog opus.
Authored by Louis Jagger
Dolly has had the world’s first successful head transplant. She’s a poet who starts a doomed romance with Victor, who’s also a poet. The romance soon culminates in mutual self-destruction, which is where their lives begin to get interesting. Meanwhile, two soldiers have a close encounter on a film set. One is banished from the present moment; the other is scrambled and reborn as an aeroplane called England, on the run from the Ministry while playing in the craziest rock band Horshead has known. Elsewhere, homeless Gina befriends nine-year-old rich-kid Pinkush, with unprecedented results. Then there’s the gang of schoolkids who invent a new religion. Then there’s the other gang of schoolkids who invent a new religion. Then there are the talking bats.
Conceived in dreams, packed with linguistic largesse and hopelessly caught in the thrall of music such as Cardiacs, Levitation Seeks Head is a completely insane freakout that took five years to write and which aims to synthesise the limitless ambition of high surrealist fiction with a sort of ecstatic pastoralism while taking various left-hand paths which aren’t even there.