Album review: Burd Ellen – Says The Never Beyond

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Burd Ellen, the duo of Gayle Brogan and Debbie Armour, return bearing Yule tidings with their sophomore effort ‘Says The Never Beyond’, a spellbinding collection of wintry folksong that 'occupies the liminal space between sacred and secular, connecting to the deep seasonal traditions of Britain and Ireland'. Similar to … Continue reading Album review: Burd Ellen – Says The Never Beyond

Album review: Buck Curran – No Love Is Sorrow

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Buck Curran, one half of acclaimed psych folk duo Arborea alongside Shanti Deschaine, has also established himself as significant artistic force in his own right with a series of visionary albums that began with 2016’s ‘Immortal Light’. Weaving Robbie Basho-tinged raga with American primitive fingerpicking, subtle guitar drones … Continue reading Album review: Buck Curran – No Love Is Sorrow

Album review: Trappist Afterland – Seaside Ghost Tales

Album artwork Words by Rhys Jones Australia’s prolific acid folk troubadour Adam G. Cole returns with the third instalment of gnostic folk album (and his 9th overall). If the rumours are true this may well be his final album under the Trappist Afterland guise but from the songs on offer here (solo compositions and collaborations) … Continue reading Album review: Trappist Afterland – Seaside Ghost Tales

Album review: Nilson – Here & Now

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin It has been two years since Barcelona-based German musician, Nilson, released the haunting, acid folk hued ‘News From Nowhere’ (reviewed here at MOOF), a strikingly creative and inspired work that blended newly recorded music with samples from obscure and long lost albums from the 60s and 70s. This approach … Continue reading Album review: Nilson – Here & Now

Album review: Alula Down – Postcards From Godley Moor, Summer 2020

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Alula Down, Hereford's Mark Waters and Kate Gathercole, have been at the forefront (alongside compatriots Sproatly Smith) of their locale's 'weirdshire' scene and accompanying series of mini festivals that have showcased the likes of Trappist Afterland, David Colohan and In Gowan Ring. Over the last five years they have … Continue reading Album review: Alula Down – Postcards From Godley Moor, Summer 2020

Album review: Constantine – In Memory Of A Summer Day

Album artwork by Stephen Titra Words by Grey Malkin Hailing from Chicago, Constantine's debut album, 2015's 'Day of Light', was a welcome reminder that acid and psychedelic folk was still being made with the creativeness, left field ambition and careful craft that first arose in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Indeed, Constantine recommends his music to … Continue reading Album review: Constantine – In Memory Of A Summer Day

EP review: Dark Leaves – Forest Flowing

  Words by Grey Malkin Dark Leaves, the autumnal and haunting vehicle for the muse of Penzance's Patrick Aston, has already gifted a singularly effective and enduring debut album 'Grey Stone in the Wood', a spectral and affecting tableaux of woodland folk. Reviewing that release for MOOF Magazine, this listener was reminded of the gentle yet powerful work … Continue reading EP review: Dark Leaves – Forest Flowing

Album review: Dark Leaves – Grey Stone In The Wood

Words by Grey Malkin In the deep of the forest, in the shadows and the copses, something is calling. Something distinctly otherworldly, something wyrd, tinged with both magic and melancholy. The Grey Stone in the Wood, which emerged on the splendid Reverb Worship label last summer, is now singing through the fallen leaves and broken branches on … Continue reading Album review: Dark Leaves – Grey Stone In The Wood

Music Video Premiere: Woody Green – “Alchemy”

MOOF Magazine are over the moon to premiere the brand new music video for “Alchemy”, from London based singer-songwriter Woody Green's upcoming EP. Nostalgic and beautiful, the music video is made up of video tape clips from Woody Green's childhood growing up in rural Ireland, where he feels a lot of the music he creates stems from … Continue reading Music Video Premiere: Woody Green – “Alchemy”

Album review: Nilson – News From Nowhere

Words by Grey Malkin One fine summer morn last August, quite quietly, there slipped out some News From Nowhere. Like an old, hazy photograph stirring a sense of compelling and nostalgic melancholia, or a chance find of a discarded, unlabelled cassette tape from another time and place bringing back some half-forgotten memories, this was welcome … Continue reading Album review: Nilson – News From Nowhere