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Posts tagged "Neo Folk"
Opium Warlords – Droner (Svart)

Opium Warlords – Droner (Svart)

Righteo, cards on the table, this is the most difficult albums I’ve ever had to review. Previously, that title belonged to albums that were either by bands I really liked but who had managed to give birth to a musical turkey, or cases where I.. Read More
Wapentake – Murmurations (S/R)

Wapentake – Murmurations (S/R)

Yes it is an odd word and apparently means “(in the UK) a subdivision of certain northern and midland English counties, corresponding to a hundred in other counties.” As far as musical origins are concerned 1st port of call is Hampshire and a now defunct.. Read More
King Dude, Sol Invictus, Of The Wand And Moon – London Underworld 11/4/17

King Dude, Sol Invictus, Of The Wand And Moon – London Underworld 11/4/17

I had been looking forward to this one having never seen King Dude and loving his albums. Excellent supports made this a huge draw too and it was nice to actually go to a mellow show for a change and not actually get punched in.. Read More
Cruel Wonders – Gentle Doom (S/R)

Cruel Wonders – Gentle Doom (S/R)

How about some folk music? Well, doomy folk noir, to be precise…all the way from Israel. Courtesy of Cruel Wonders, a duo made up of vocalist/guitarist Tamar Singer and Vlad Shusterman, providing the ambience and fuzz, ‘Gentle Doom’ is their aptly named debut album. Its.. Read More
The Moon and the Nightspirit – Metanoia (Prophecy)

The Moon and the Nightspirit – Metanoia (Prophecy)

“Metanoia” means an initiation, a rebirth, an awakening of the higher self, and the rekindling of an inner flame. Hungarian duo The Moon and the Nightspirit’s brand of folk and world music is a representation of this state. This isn’t folk music in its simplest.. Read More
Hypnopazūzu - Create Christ, Sailor Boy (House Of Mythology)

Hypnopazūzu – Create Christ, Sailor Boy (House Of Mythology)

“The group’s name Hypnopazūzu brought together 3 beings, and 2 languages, that move me and delight me and trouble me. Hypnagogia. Hypnos. Pazūzu. The Coptic language. The Akkadian language,” he explains. “Youth kindly allowed me to choose the name, on the basis that we called.. Read More
Wöljager – Van't Liëwen Un Stiäwen (Prophecy)

Wöljager – Van’t Liëwen Un Stiäwen (Prophecy)

Marcel Dreckmann has become a bit of an institution over the past decade and his latest project Wöljager is destined to do the growing legend no harm whatsoever. Dreckmann, aka Skald Draugir, is better known for his main band the mighty Helrunar and his involvement.. Read More
Prag 83 – Metamorphoses (Nordvis)

Prag 83 – Metamorphoses (Nordvis)

Without much information forthcoming on mysterious German multi-instrumentalist Herr K., Swedish label Nordvis present ‘Metamorphoses’ from Prag 83, an eight-track album of dark, acoustic folk music. Inspired by the literary works of Franz Kafka, the music here is lilting and delicate, yet ominous enough to.. Read More
King Dude – Songs of Flesh and Blood: In the Key of Light (Van)

King Dude – Songs of Flesh and Blood: In the Key of Light (Van)

King Dude has quite a colourful musical history; starting out in metal band before embarking on a solo career that would romanticise everything to do with the devil and all his demons. If we look back over TJ Cowgill’s earlier works we are treated to.. Read More
Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss (Sargent House)

Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss (Sargent House)

It’s rare that an album portrays the artist’s intent perfectly. Issues with interpretation plague such an emotive genre; a lack of clarity, unrefined ideas, and sonic failings, render good ideas worthless in a world of 30-second previews. ‘Abyss’, the new effort from Californian Neo-folk/Goth darling.. Read More
Interview – King Dude

Interview – King Dude

A visionary of the American gothic musical movement, alongside the likes of Cult of Youth and Ledfoot, King Dude has rapidly gained recognition in the last year or so due to the popularity of his 2014 release ‘Fear’ which is arguably his most accessible work.. Read More
Tervahäät – S/T (Nordvis)

Tervahäät – S/T (Nordvis)

Talk about being wrong-footed. This record may have been released on the niche Swedish label Nordvis and it may feature a snow-drenched, misty landscape on its cover but in all honesty, that is where any similarities with the form of atmospheric black metal one may.. Read More