Live review: Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus at Cafe Oto

Ghostbox Records present: Beautify Junkyards, Sharron Kraus & The Focus Group (DJ) at Cafe Oto (London) 26th October 2018 Live photographs by Alice Peillon Words by Gareth Thompson In her essay, Tactile Sensibility, the renowned weaver Anni Albers stated: ‘All progress, so it seems, is coupled to regression elsewhere.’ Writing back in 1961, Albers feared we were becoming insensitive and should … Continue reading Live review: Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus at Cafe Oto

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

EP Premiere: Flare Voyant – Seeds Of The Flamboyant

MOOF are delighted to premiere the latest release from London based but 'borderless' band, Flare Voyant - a group fast approaching the forefront of London's burgeoning neo-psych scene. The tracks on this EP were recorded long before their previous release, and have now finally come to the surface. In fact, these songs are what turned legendary … Continue reading EP Premiere: Flare Voyant – Seeds Of The Flamboyant

Album review: Lake Ruth – Birds of America

Words by Gareth Thompson Lake Ruth aren’t the first band to evoke those neon nights when our need for affection, or connection, grips deepest. But this New York act, formed in 2015 by Hewson Chen, lends its own twist to rock’s long and heartsore history. Key to their sound is vocalist Allison Brice, whose giddy … Continue reading Album review: Lake Ruth – Birds of America

Read Your Book And Lose Yourself… ‘You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s’

Renowned psychedelic historian and fervent Stringhead, Andy Roberts, reviews 'You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s' by Mike Heron & Andrew Greig... Words by Andy Roberts The Incredible String Band were, I’d suggest, unarguably, the Ur-psychedelic folk band. Following Robin Williamson’s sojourn in Morocco and Clive Palmer’s overland odyssey to Afghanistan in 1965, … Continue reading Read Your Book And Lose Yourself… ‘You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s’

2017 End Of Year Review

2017 was a rather big year, wasn't it? The gathering of tribes which allowed for the creation and longevity of MOOF is something that arguably could only have been made possible in this epochal year. As we stagger out of the all-night party of the past twelve months and jump onto the buoyant lily pad … Continue reading 2017 End Of Year Review