Archive for the Folk Category

Goat – World Music

Posted in Acid Folk, Folk with tags , , , on 30/11/2012 by co)))ven

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Min polare passade på att glida in på Rundgång på Möllan häromdagen där han lade vantarna på deras sista exemplar av Goats nya platta åt mig! Hade inte riktigt kopplat innan varför Goat varit så hypade på senaste tiden! Jäklar vilken uppenbarelse när jag fick höra hur dom faktiskt låter! Så himla häftig musik! Bästa skiten jag petat in i vinylhyllan på länge! Vad ska man kalla det för egentligen? Titeln World Music känns ganska talande.. Kommer rent instinktivt att tänka på Amon Duul och lite andra kraut rock akter!
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/Skorpan

Liege and Lief

Posted in Folk, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 14/08/2012 by co)))ven

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Download– Liege and Lief (1969)

Fairport Convention was a british folk rock band, they got their name from the house were they rehersed. Liege and Lief is the groups fourth album and widly considered a mile stone in british folk rock, one might even go as far as to say that it is the starting point at wich folk rock began to get popular. It contains a lot of Fairport Conventions own verisions of old popular folk ballads such as ”Matty Grooves” and ”Reynardine”.

Track of the day: Stone Woman by Dust

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/Skorpan

Perth County Conspiracy

Posted in Folk with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 09/08/2012 by co)))ven

Okay so this was a psychedelic folk band from Ontario. I was reading an interview with Richard Keelan who formed this band back in the 70’s and got a bit moved by this passage in the interview.

In 1967 the Detroit riots had burned out part of the area where my wife and I lived.  This was a very scary time, when the 12th Street urban ghetto area went up in flames, and the army and National Guard were called in to ‘restore order’. We lived in a black neighbourhood since as a ‘long-haired hippie’ musician, I was far more comfortable living there than in many ‘white’ areas of the city at that time. From our apartment window we watched the flash of 50mm cannons being fired across the nearby expressway into the riot-torn areas. The pastoral peacefulness of Stratford, in rural Southern Ontario, was very appealing to me.
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/Skorpan

Siena Root- Different Realities

Posted in Folk, Psychedelica, Swedish Hardrock with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 30/10/2011 by co)))ven


Download- Different Realities (2009) Headspin Records

Aaah because sometimes everything about an album is just
Magically superb in every way possible!
Maybe you’re doing something important right know, in wich case you need to stop concerning your mind with it because compared to floating off into the rythms of swedish Siena Root’s Different Realities it means nothing.

The album consists of two separet parts, the first one named simply ”We”. It features four tracks of classic 70’s psychedelic rock with howling vocals and spaced out organs. The second part is called ”The Road to Agartha” and this is were the genuine skill of the band is truly expressed! It’s an instrumental six track piece of psychedelic folk music with lots of sitar, powerfull drum works and so on..

Different Realities arrived in my mail box two days ago and it immedeatly took place amongst my favourite albums at the moment. I must have listened to it at least ten times already and it’s getting better with every spin in the recordplayer.

51 minutes of pure analogue bliss!


Last track on ”The Road to Agartha” part.
Agartha is supposedly a secret paradise in the centre of the earth.
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Spirogyra- St. Radigunds

Posted in Folk, Progg, Psychedelica with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 27/10/2011 by co)))ven

Download- St. Radigunds (1971) B & C Records

Spirogyra was at the forefront of the folk boom that aroused around the brittish Canterbury region in the 60-70’s. Mixing psychedelic influences with folk music, the band sounds like a hybride of Beatles and The Incredible String Band. In my opinion St Radigunds is lyrical storytelling at it’s best with that tone of old english romanticism, tempered by an undercurrent of left-wing politics!
This is the the kind of music that opens up a door to a parallel world that exists solely in the mind of the listener.

Life is good!

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The Incredible String Band- The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter

Posted in Folk, Psychedelica with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 26/10/2011 by co)))ven


Download- The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter (1968) Elektra

Scottish folk psych.

Just how many instruments can you fit in on one album? The incredible two string-masters Robin and Clive that made up the basis of this band obviously had an arsenal of strings at their disposal.. but most importantly they had a sitar! EVERYTHING that spells sitar is AWESOME! thats a fact people have known since way back!
and believe it or not, this album used to be popular.  A prime example of hippie countreculture, ideas  of communal living, eastern mysticism. It has sold 800 000 copies in the UK alone.

People in general used to have good taste. Not anymore though.


For all that is moving is moved by her hands
She is mirrored for ever in the life of the lands
In the building of thoughts in the shifting sands

She beareth thought she beareth visions
Speaking truth in contradictions
Dreams of pain dreams of laughter
And every action follows after

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Bain Wolfkind-Wasteland

Posted in Folk, neofolk with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12/09/2011 by co)))ven


Download- Wasteland (2010) Hau Ruck

The album cover tells you all you need to know about this hazy experience. I’m not going to try to fit it into a genre.
This is a man sitting in a bar, contemplating over his failures…
and you’re sadly obliged to listen to him!

I’m just a failed out actor in the story that is your life, so I sing a song to the ocean that keeps us so far apart

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