“Psych-folk” (Used 28 times)
chrisandrews on 05/13/2013 at 09:33AM
SJ are returning to Colchester Art Centre UK for an evening with The Family Elan and the legendary Mother Sky on JUNE 5th. With new tunes and a pickup on the Wonder Guitar I reckon this should be a good one of psych folk/world vibes/bluegrass/rock n vests, all for just £6!!! (£5 concs.)
sardanpavlov on 10/31/2012 at 05:19PM
This week I reviewed Nouveaux Gymnastes, the debut collaboration from Polish composer Piotr Kurek, aka Pietnastka, and French drone musician Mika Perez, aka Sylvia Monnier. In the process of writing my review, I came across Kurek's earlier release, Dalia, released on the same enterprising Polish experimental label that handled the collaboration: Sangoplasmo Records. Since Dalia had sold out of its original cassette pressing, Kurek and Sangoplasmo both consented to having the album available here at the Free Music Archive. I called the thing "a sprawling and epic synthesis of experimental composition with the traditional melodies of eastern Europe", which - God willing - will read as an enthusiastic recommendation.
Noise_Problems on 02/12/2012 at 11:10PM
The Cherry Blossoms live at the OCCII in the first of Hallo Gallo nights is Noise Problems #3. Check out the whole show is memorable! Thank you Blossoms!
chrisandrews on 02/11/2012 at 11:37AM
Jos Dow - Banjo, violin, mandola
Christine Dettmann - Vocal, Lryics
Ken Flatt - Bass
Chris Andrews - Banjo, Uke, cello
knottedthread on 05/26/2011 at 12:51PM
So, being jobless means sitting at home, baking bread, drawing, writing, and reading and the soundtrack for those calm quiet moments has been the albums of The New Mystikal Troubadours. The twangs, rattles, zips, clangs, and the haunting voices and drawn out soundscapes. Listening to them makes me fall into a dream space where time disappears and I awake from a trance as the album ends with papers, scissors, glue, magazine clippings, and pens covering my desk. I stare, look at what I have been working on and press repeat so my hard work and dreamy atmosphere can continue.
The voice on Second Spring reminds me vaguely of a friend, Ok Vancouver Ok. Some similarities can be found although I feel The New Mystikal Troubadours have a sound their own even with the popular wave of psych-folk right now.
Their music is reminiscient of riding in a colourful caravan full of artists, musicians, and animals. As if you are heading up a large hillside and when you look down over the top you see the city but you decide to play the dream out, start a fire and sit on the hillside looking down at a place of hustle and bustle but keeping calm and letting the music play on.
Listen to them when you want to be taken away in a dream or late summer heat and long evenings.
Listen to them when you want to lay on your bedroom floor with a single sunbeam blazing across your body, feeling the heat of that one sunlit stripe.
Listen to them when you want to dance in your yard barefoot.