Album review: Yama Warashi – Crispy Moon

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica As a contrast to the more lo-fi releases of yesteryear such as the rustic Moon Zero and folksy Moon Egg Yama Warashi have emerged from their creative chrysalis with Crispy Moon, a much more understated yet majestic contribution to their magical opus.  Having ventured from the world of experimental … Continue reading Album review: Yama Warashi – Crispy Moon

Album review: Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus – Swift Wings

Words by Grey Malkin Sharron Kraus is well established as one of the UK’s most fascinating and endlessly creative psych folk artists, from her solo work to that with Meg Baird and Helena Espvall of Espers, as Rusalnaia with Ex Reverie’s Gillian Chadwick, and with Tara Burke (Fursaxa) as Tau Emerald. She also recently published … Continue reading Album review: Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus – Swift Wings

Album review: RJ McKendree – Wallflower (Tom Cox’s ‘Villager’ soundtrack)

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin The bestselling author Tom Cox is known to many from different aspects of his written work, be it his much loved My Sad Cat features, his autobiographical works such as 21st Century Yokel (which documents Cox’s life, perspectives and the natural world around his area) as well as, more recently, his … Continue reading Album review: RJ McKendree – Wallflower (Tom Cox’s ‘Villager’ soundtrack)

‘I became much more alive with motherhood’, Melody’s Echo Chamber on Emotional Eternal

Image credit: Diane Sagnier Melanie Xulu chats to Melody's Echo Chamber ahead of the release of her third album, Emotional Eternal. MOOF: How does this record differ to your previous two? Melody Prochet: I think it's different because it's arisen from the echoes of silence. I've been sitting in silence, not playing or listening to … Continue reading ‘I became much more alive with motherhood’, Melody’s Echo Chamber on Emotional Eternal

Album review: Oddfellow’s Casino – Prince of the Starry Wheel

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Described by Stewart Lee as ‘vast chalk hills of sound’, the Brighton-based Oddfellow’s Casino have, in their own words, ‘quietly been releasing albums since 2002’, and have since amassed a cornucopia of electronically hued psychedelic folk. The ensemble’s central figure - songwriter, author and broadcaster David Bramwell - has … Continue reading Album review: Oddfellow’s Casino – Prince of the Starry Wheel

Album review: Sophia Djebel Rose – Métempsycose 

Words by Grey Malkin Operating from out of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, the work of Sophia Djebel Rose offers a trip down a darkly psychedelic path, one of chanson laced folk replete with odd shadows, thorns and moments of startling beauty. With echoes of Buffy Saint Marie, Leonard Cohen, Low and Anna Von Hausswolff, Djebel Rose’s debut solo album, … Continue reading Album review: Sophia Djebel Rose – Métempsycose 

Album review: Beechwood – Sleep Without Dreaming

Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva Originally a three piece, NYC's sexiest offspring since New York Dolls emerged from the dirt and glam of The Big Apple just under a decade ago with their debut Trash Glamour and have been shaping up their sound ever since. Right after the promising Songs from the Land of … Continue reading Album review: Beechwood – Sleep Without Dreaming

Album review: Matt Berry – Gather Up (Box Set)

Words by Elvis Thirlwell A work ethic nothing short of remarkable has enabled Matt Berry to forge a musical career every bit as prolific and successful as his acting one. Aside from writing and performing in numerous TV comedies - Snuff Box, The I.T Crowd, Toast of London (the list goes on), Berry has accrued … Continue reading Album review: Matt Berry – Gather Up (Box Set)

Band to Watch: Large Plants

Large Plants' Jack Sharp Words by Melanie Xulu MOOF's band to watch are Large Plants, the new project of Wolf People's Jack Sharp. Started during a song-writing and recording frenzy during the 2020 lockdown while psych-folk luminaries Wolf People were on hiatus, Sharp played and recorded all instruments for the songs on the forthcoming album. … Continue reading Band to Watch: Large Plants

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