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

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Arkivet Podcast MOOF Guest Mix – Only Dreaming

Take a trip with this magical all vinyl mix of unknown and obscure psych folk gems specially curated by Martin Dahl of Arkivet Podcast for MOOF Magazine.  Words by Martin Dahl Junior Parker – Tomorrow Never Knows (Groove Merchant, 1971) I’m no big fan of the bluesman Junior Parker but I really enjoy his great … Continue reading Arkivet Podcast MOOF Guest Mix – Only Dreaming

MOOF Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2018

1. KADHJA BONET Childqueen (Fat Possum Records) Kadhja Bonet’s music tingles your sixth sense and drips honey into the most bruised of ears. Rather an enigma, she claims to have been ‘born in 1784, in the backseat of a sea-foam green space pinto.’ For all that, her debut in 2016, The Visitor, revealed that a new … Continue reading MOOF Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2018

Album review: Sharron Kraus – Joy’s Reflection Is Sorrow

  Words by Grey Malkin Sharron Kraus should be a name that is familiar to all lovers of psych and modern acid folk. For the last 16 or so years she has tirelessly been releasing classic and timeless wyrd folk both under her own name and with contemporaries and friends such as fellow United Bible … Continue reading Album review: Sharron Kraus – Joy’s Reflection Is Sorrow

A Place to Dwell: Folk Musicians Support Southend YMCA

  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

Faeland Announce Upcoming UK Tour Dates

Faeland are a contemporary DIY folk band from Bristol, UK, with singer Rebecca Nelson and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Morrison at its songwriting and musical core, they have recently released their debut album 'All My Swim' which blends deep folk tradition with a modern approach to folk music. The album is performed acoustically on guitars, vocals, eclectic percussion (water … Continue reading Faeland Announce Upcoming UK Tour Dates

Alone in the Wilderness: Troubadourial Transmissions from after Sundown

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

Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence

I'm always particularly impressed by albums that seem to exist in a vacuum, that create their own unique and inimitable atmosphere. Even more impressive is when this is achieved with minimal studio trickery but rather through the instrumental talent of it's creators. This is the case with the new Lost Harbours album, 'Towers of Silence', … Continue reading Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence

MOONLIGHT RIDE

"Nocturnal sounds and shapes for moonbathers everywhere. Push aside the moth-eaten bookshelf to reveal a hidden door leading to Ramesses' tomb of opulence and seclusion. Listen softly and in dim light to squadrons of mind-blowers, poets and minstrels, celestial lullabies or perhaps and aphrodisiac for wakefulness - after all, in Moonlight ride it's up to … Continue reading MOONLIGHT RIDE