Words by Grey Malkin Now this is something very special indeed. A compilation of some of the main players in the current folk and wyrd/psych scenes curated by Diana Collier, whose name should be familiar to any aficionados of her previous band, the excellent The Owl Service. Put together in aid of Southend YMCA … Continue reading A Place to Dwell: Folk Musicians Support Southend YMCA
Words by Paul Hillery There seem to be a good many records in the vinyl ether being described as Loner, Downer or Outsider Folk. While I wouldn’t be as presumptuous to think I could define what those terms actually mean, I can say with some certainty that the tracks below may well fall into one … Continue reading Alone in the Wilderness: Troubadourial Transmissions from after Sundown
Cut and paste collage artist and founder of the Brooklyn Collage Collective, Morgan Jesse Lappin, speaks to MOOF about his artwork and some exciting upcoming projects… MOOF: Why collage? How did you get into collage in the first place? MJL: I started making collage art because it was my way of coming up with designs … Continue reading the weird and wonderful collages of morgan jesse lappin
Renowned psychedelic historian and fervent Stringhead, Andy Roberts, reviews 'You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s' by Mike Heron & Andrew Greig... Words by Andy Roberts The Incredible String Band were, I’d suggest, unarguably, the Ur-psychedelic folk band. Following Robin Williamson’s sojourn in Morocco and Clive Palmer’s overland odyssey to Afghanistan in 1965, … Continue reading Read Your Book And Lose Yourself… ‘You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s’
It's that time of year again! People won't stop banging on about the John Lewis Christmas advert, 'late night shopping' is doing your head in, and you've probably eaten your body weight in mince pies and chocolate selection boxes... Whilst many of us celebrate this strange tradition, it turns out, it's probably a little stranger than we … Continue reading Santa Claus the Magic Mushroom & the Psychedelic Origins of Christmas
50 years on from the Summer of Love, Heidi Cavanaugh writes about Haight Ashbury & The Love Generation
Grey Malkin, known for creating spectacularly spooky Wyrd folk via The Hare and The Moon, runs through some of his all-time favourite acid folk records...
A look at LSD Underground 12, a little-known avant-garde psychedelic album released in 1966, and the earliest known album featuring musicians recording while under the effect of LSD
Mixed media artist Ollie Clixby talks folk-horror, shamanism, Devon, and David Lynch...As a practicing 'hauntologist' and revivalist of folk horror, Oliver themes much of his work around 'the past' and the culturally collective specters which haunt our present. He graduated from University of Westminster, with a BA(hons) in Contemporary Media Practice. Originally intent on becoming a film director, he would instead broaden his mediums and utilise them symbiotically, in order to allow for creative independence and a resulting idiosyncratic style.
Rhy Jones of welsh-speaking folk-horror tinged hauntology band, Wermod, runs through some of the most curious Welsh language records.