CATEGORY: folk

Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue

Bibio is an artist I’ve been interested in for a while, but I never got around to picking up one of his Mush Records releases. English-born Stephen Wilkinson is known for his atmopsheric, folk-inspired tracks, often making use of field…

Clue To Kalo – Lily Perdida

Another album from Mush Records that I heard nothing about. “Clue to Kalo” was originally the pseudonym of Australia-based singer & producer Mark Mitchell. This expanded into a 3-piece live band later on. The music would fall under the “folktronica”…

Savath & Savalas – Mañana

Savath & Savalas – Vidas Animadas I’m surprised I haven’t mentioned artist/designer Maya Hayuk yet. This is the cover she made for a mini album by Scott Herren’s (aka Prefuse 73) Savath & Savalas project. It was the desktop background…

Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow

A quick post. This cover belongs to Devendra Banhart’s Cripple Crow. The Sgt. Pepper’s-esque set-up displays Banhart’s circle of collaborators and friends. I don’t know a lot about “freak-folk”, but I see Joanna Newsom in the picture, one of the…

Joanna Newsom – Ys

This is a quick post about psych-folk artist Joanna Newsom’s 2006 album, Ys. Her unique voice, her harp and orchestra arrangements by Van Dyke Parks make for a great storytelling album. With only 5 songs reaching 55:38 minutes, the album…

Oregon – Roots in The Sky

I don’t know much about Oregon. I know they’re a jazz group sometimes referred to as “new age”, a term I try to avoid and regret its connection to late-70′s jazz/world fusion. I recently picked up this specific record, but…