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

Psyched To Meet You: Ben Chasny

Ben Chasny Interview by Gareth Thompson American guitarist Ben Chasny is a modern psych maestro whose work ranges from pastoral acoustics to a dark electric energy. The mainstay behind Six Organs Of Admittance, he also plays with numerous side projects including Comets On Fire. A true innovator, his music can unleash an ecstatic power, an … Continue reading Psyched To Meet You: Ben Chasny

Single Premiere: Henry Parker – Nine Herbs Charm

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 … Continue reading Single Premiere: Henry Parker – Nine Herbs Charm

Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – Fallowing

Words by Grey Malkin Adam Geoffrey Cole is probably best known for the albums he released with various choice contributors under the banner of Trappist Afterland, who have become a byword for some of the most genuinely exciting, ambitious and innovative psych folk over the last decade. Whether considering 2016’s ornate and detailed ‘God’s Good … Continue reading Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – Fallowing

Album review: Great Silkie – Dawn Chorus

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Great Silkie, from London, have stirred the waters of pastoral psych folk with their initial singles 'Scared To be Alone' and 'So Many Hours', and now return to crest the wave that debut album 'Dawn Chorus' will surely create. Written in near solitude within the countryside by singer and … Continue reading Album review: Great Silkie – Dawn Chorus

Album review: Big Hogg – Pageant of Beasts

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Glasgow's Big Hogg have become a beloved and recognisable fixture on that city's music scene, regularly collaborating with local fellow travellers such as members of the much missed Trembling Bells, as well as with visiting luminaries such as Ex Reverie (the band recently backed Gillian Chadwick on her and Julia … Continue reading Album review: Big Hogg – Pageant of Beasts

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: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva About half a century after Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder's shamanic adventures, The Dharma Bums, New Bums surfaced whilst kicking their heels in San Francisco, reinventing bohemian life and releasing their debut in 2014. After a long time on the road interrupted by the pandemic, this year welcomes … Continue reading Album review: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace