Album review: Tim Bernardes – Mil Coisas Invisíveis

Words by Gareth Thompson At a Brazilian music festival in 1966, the audience openly jeered spoony balladeers or complex composers. Sérgio Ricardo was deemed the latter and his number ‘Beto Bom de Bola’ got roundly heckled. Despite the song being critical of Brazil’s dictatorship, its melody and orchestration were too intricate for mass approval. Ricardo … Continue reading Album review: Tim Bernardes – Mil Coisas Invisíveis

Album review: Daisy Rickman – Donsya a’n Loryow

Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva How immersive can a record sleeve be? Gaze into Daisy Rickman's debut album cover and you will get a tantalizing introduction to her work.  A moonlit sky and while the first quarter is watching over her, a fairy like character, is spreading daisies all over like spells.  At further … Continue reading Album review: Daisy Rickman – Donsya a’n Loryow

Album review: Marc Roberts – Ghost Of Clone

Words by Grey Malkin Cardiff’s Marc (Zeuk) Roberts continues his exploration of the wyrd and wonderful corners of both psych folk and baroque pop with Ghost of Clone, an ambitious and highly satisfying book and album pairing that exemplifies Robert’s uniquely creative and distinctive approach. Following on from recent Zeuk missives Crow Spanner and Minutes (where … Continue reading Album review: Marc Roberts – Ghost Of Clone

Album review: Paul Roland & Mick Crossley – Through The Spectral Gate

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Paul Roland should need no introduction, his position as a major mover in the underground psych scene from the 1980s onwards led fellow traveller Robyn Hitchcock to describe him as ‘the male Kate Bush’, with barque chamber folk albums such as Cabinet of Curiosities and eclectic psych jewels such … Continue reading Album review: Paul Roland & Mick Crossley – Through The Spectral Gate

Album Review: Woody Green – S/T

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva In a land across the sea lives a troubadour called Woody. His first name is bucolic and his surname is the color of his native Ireland's clover, hard to find a more pastoral moniker. He takes you on a magic carpet over forests, lakes and hamlets to his … Continue reading Album Review: Woody Green – S/T

EP Review: Brave New World – S/T

Words by Grey Malkin Brave New World have been working creatively and consistently within the psych folk scene for the last six years, issuing two EPs (the excellent Alice and Brave New World) alongside tracks for compilations by the esteemed likes of Fruits Der Mer. Comprised currently of multi-instrumentalist Chris Twigger, his daughter Lydia on … Continue reading EP Review: Brave New World – S/T

Album review: Yama Warashi – Crispy Moon

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica As a contrast to the more lo-fi releases of yesteryear such as the rustic Moon Zero and folksy Moon Egg Yama Warashi have emerged from their creative chrysalis with Crispy Moon, a much more understated yet majestic contribution to their magical opus.  Having ventured from the world of experimental … Continue reading Album review: Yama Warashi – Crispy Moon

Album review: Sophia Djebel Rose – Métempsycose 

Words by Grey Malkin Operating from out of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, the work of Sophia Djebel Rose offers a trip down a darkly psychedelic path, one of chanson laced folk replete with odd shadows, thorns and moments of startling beauty. With echoes of Buffy Saint Marie, Leonard Cohen, Low and Anna Von Hausswolff, Djebel Rose’s debut solo album, … Continue reading Album review: Sophia Djebel Rose – Métempsycose 

Album review: Beechwood – Sleep Without Dreaming

Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva Originally a three piece, NYC's sexiest offspring since New York Dolls emerged from the dirt and glam of The Big Apple just under a decade ago with their debut Trash Glamour and have been shaping up their sound ever since. Right after the promising Songs from the Land of … Continue reading Album review: Beechwood – Sleep Without Dreaming

Album review: Dark Leaves – Laid under leaf, under branches

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Dark Leaves, Cornwall’s Patrick Aston, first came to attention with 2018’s cinematic debut ‘Grey Stone in the Wood’, which was quickly followed by the intricately detailed gothic folk of the ‘Forest Flowing’ EP. Both showcased and demonstrated Aston’s innate ability in creating a deeply atmospheric and beautifully melancholic strain … Continue reading Album review: Dark Leaves – Laid under leaf, under branches