EP review: The Owl Service – Rise Up Rise Up

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin The Owl Service initially came to attention via a series of mostly self-released EPs throughout 2006 and 2007, each highlighting not only their love of rustic or psychotropic horror films such as Blood On Satan's Claw and Psychomania, but also their masterful and intuitive ability to capture a psychedelically hued folk rock … Continue reading EP review: The Owl Service – Rise Up Rise Up

Album review: Moongazing Hare – The Middle Distance

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Moongazing Hare, the public persona of musician and artist David Folkmann Drost, has been working on the fringes of intimate and experimental psych folk for several years now, to both significant acclaim and accomplishment. Collaborating at times with fellow like-minded travellers such as Trappist Afterland and United Bible … Continue reading Album review: Moongazing Hare – The Middle Distance

Album review: Rokurokubi – Iris, Flower of Violence

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Brighton based psychedelic folk duo Rokurokubi (Rose and Edmund) first emerged in 2019, as if out of the pages of a copy of Perrault’s 'Fairy Tales', or from somewhere deep within Lewis Carrol’s imagination, with their debut recording ‘Saturn in Pisces’. An elaborately adorned, paisley patterned masterclass in wyrd … Continue reading Album review: Rokurokubi – Iris, Flower of Violence

Album review: ZEUK – Crow Spanner

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Zeuk, aka Cardiff based psychedelic troubadour Marc Roberts, has pursued a consistently curious and creative artistic path since the release of his debut, ‘Zeuk’, in 2013 on the Reverb Worship label. A glorious, intimate and highly personal piece of acid folk painted in wild, romantic colours and adorned … Continue reading Album review: ZEUK – Crow Spanner

An interview with Constantine

Lady Godiva chats with Chicago-based psych folk maestro Constantine Hastalis... How old were you when you started playing music and do you remember the first record you bought? I was but a wee lad but I didn’t become obsessed with it until my mid-late teens. Your music is very evocative of nature and folklore. Were … Continue reading An interview with Constantine

Album review: Firefay – Tales of Monsters and Fairies

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin London based Firefay have been quietly releasing their consistently engaging and unique takes on psychedelic folk for a number of years, delighting and bewitching in equal measure with releases such as 'Anointed Queen' (recorded with Alison O'Donnell of Mellow Candle and United Bible Studies) and the breathtaking 'The … Continue reading Album review: Firefay – Tales of Monsters and Fairies

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