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
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
"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
Welsh "seance-psych" group, Wermod, are this month's 'band to watch'
Rhy Jones of welsh-speaking folk-horror tinged hauntology band, Wermod, runs through some of the most curious Welsh language records.
Robert Lee runs through his top 10 folk rock charity shop/bargain bin picks
Our third 'album of the week' goes to floaty folk-pop album, "Evensong", released in 1972.
Track-by-track album review of Lord Of The Ages (1973) by English progressive folk group, Magna Carta