MOOF Magazine are delighted to share with you ‘Nine Herbs Charm’, the second single to be released off psych-folk singersongwriter Henry Parker’s forthcoming album ‘Lammas Fair’, and whilst the title track was more of a folk-rock affair this new song is an acoustic, groove based, psych folk track featuring the incredible flute playing of Theo Travis from Soft Machine.
On the inspiration for the track, Henry Parker explains;
The song is based on an old English charm of the same name that dates back to at least the 10th Century. The charm was to be chanted three times whilst preparation of the nine herbs took place; they were powdered, and mixed with old soap and boiled fennel before the subsequent paste was applied to a patients wound.
This song written by Parker captures the ancient magic of this Anglo Saxon charm and spins it a new life in the form of a modern psych folk track, reminiscent of early John Martyn and Chris Thompson.
Listen to ‘Nine Herbs Charm’ here:
Pre-order Henry Parker’s upcoming album Lammas Fair here on vinyl, cassette, CD and digital.
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