Folk

Angelo De Augustine – Spirals Of Silence

This little gift-wrapped indie-folk record has a real endearing charm and character to it. It’s rare that you hear something with such a brilliantly understated raw aesthetic, bringing together a warmth of lo-fi wonder and adventure with the delicate vocal whispers.

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Pisces – Pisces

This is a breathy, layered, and atmospheric folk lament, spun in a hypnotic web by a deeply enchanting and somewhat child-like voice. The patches of darkness are occasionally blotted with sparse interchanges, creating a dense and minimal duality. An immersive and reverberating listen.

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The Wakes – These Hands

This band have taken their influences from 17-20th century folk and made it bearable for non-folk listeners. There’s a real earthiness and freshness to this album, and it feels like it was recorded in a remote barn on the scottish islands. The voice have a great tone and carries with it a great selection of folk instrumentation that includes flutes and harmonicas. 

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Back In The States – My Friend, My Friend

This rough and ready album hits you immediately with full force. Before you realize what you’re hearing you feel the shards of raw acoustics and violins hitting you right in the face. It also has some lighter fragments of acoustic sensibility, which is further complimented by a distinctive voice and the authenticity of the production.

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AIO – AIO

There’s a real untapped listening environment of strange, faraway folk music, and this band really aren’t you’re average folk group. The warbling, whistling, chiming, sizzling mixture of jew harps, violins, clarinets, flutes and double basses create a cacophony of unusual noises which leave you perplexed.

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Jacky Tar – SPLATT!!

Do you like listening to some contemporary folk music from New Zealand? Well this album is for you! There’s some intriguing combinations of bagpipes, whistles and flutes usually more associated with British folk music. At times the interplay is great, but I also feel that the vocals veer into a bland rice territory.

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