Album review: Modern Nature – Annual

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Following the untimely demise of the colourful country psych band Ultimate Painting, Jack Cooper returns again with Modern Nature, something of a curious but delightful anomaly in the scene whose experimentally abundant sounds reside in both bucolic folk, jazz fusion and indie spaces. Joining Cooper, we have a collaboration … Continue reading Album review: Modern Nature – Annual

Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection

Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection Sean Doherty of Handel & Hendrix runs through a selection of records from Jimi Hendrix's personal collection, from Ravi Shankar to The Red Crayola... Words by Sean Doherty Jimi Hendrix’s music is most often categorised as Psychedelic Rock. It’s true that his use of ground-breaking guitar effects, ambient overdubs … Continue reading Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection

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: The Eighteenth Day Of May – S/T Retrospective

Words by Alexandra Dominica Today we are living in a time outside of time. Unusual circumstances befall us in the creative community and nothing is as it seems. Still as a result of this anomalous pause in history we have learned a great deal about ourselves and we can see that something new is ready … Continue reading Album review: The Eighteenth Day Of May – S/T Retrospective

MOOF Magazine’s Lockdown Film Recommendations

Words by Melanie Xulu With a lot of us stuck at home and with more spare time on our hands during these scary and uncertain times, I've compiled a list of films I always seem to find myself returning to, from Walkabout to Withnail & I. Hopefully there are a few things amongst this list … Continue reading MOOF Magazine’s Lockdown Film Recommendations

Album review: Alex Rex – Andromeda

Words by Grey Malkin Alex Rex is the vehicle for the restless muse of Alex Neilson, former Trembling Bells band leader and drummer with Josephine Foster, Jandek, Current 93 and myriad others in the psych folk and experimental spheres. With ‘Andromeda’, his third solo release, Neilson charts what he describes as ‘two years spent in … Continue reading Album review: Alex Rex – Andromeda

Review: Youth Of America – The Bop Showaddy E​.​P

Words by Grey Malkin The recent demise of Trembling Bells was a sad loss in psychedelic folk circles, their Fairport hued and ambitious, questing albums a beacon of folk rock light in these dark times. It is therefore heartening to know that bassist Simon Shaw has gathered fellow Bell’s guitarist Mike Hastings and drummer Alex … Continue reading Review: Youth Of America – The Bop Showaddy E​.​P

Album review: Modern Nature – How To Live

Words by Lady Godiva Pursuing his musical ventures with familiar companion Will Young (Beak>), Jack Cooper from the former indie rock supergroup Ultimate Painting is back with a more introspective outfit, expanding his canvas with a collection of beguiling sonic tapestries, wrapped in bottomless melancholy. A very fitting autumnal record which insinuates itself into your … Continue reading Album review: Modern Nature – How To Live

Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Words by Gareth Thompson American author Justin Hopper once attended a May morning ceremony at Chanctonbury Ring on the Sussex Downs. In his mystic travelogue The Old Weird Albion he wrote, “It was raining, chilly… almost no one was watching. By earthly standards, not a great gig.” Hopper, though, knew this wasn’t the point. The … Continue reading Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Single premiere: Great Silkie – I Don’t Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)

MOOF Magazine are delighted to premiere the brand new single from London based folk-rock outfit, Great Silkie. Take an exclusive listen to 'I Don't Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)’ ahead of its release this Friday on Crocodile Records, as part of their new Digital Singles Club. Written and arranged by ex-Voyeurs guitarist … Continue reading Single premiere: Great Silkie – I Don’t Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)