This is a follow-up to the very popular post on 12 Essential British 1970s Folk-Rock albums. The genre was not as big and popular as it should be, so with a couple of these, I may be stretching the “essential” label. But if you are heavily into collecting this stuff, you are going to want […]
I can find no information on Groupe Naissance except for the fact that they were a Christian psychedelic folk group out of France. Charming stuff.
Thanks to my dear friend Betül Etik, who is responsible for finding this piece.
While the view of the artists and this blog would be at loggerheads as to the causes and effects of the migrant situation, it is still a good gesture on their part to work with musicians who themselves are coming from outside the country, practicing what they preach (a rare thing these days).
The name of the album has two possible meanings/inspirations:
It wasn’t easy to choose the title Migrant Songs, because this topic was so omnipresent already a year ago. But I could not turn back, as the songs really started to work and communicate under this overarching title. They became truly Migrating Songs, producing ever new analogies, meanings, exchanging sounds, themes, guest musicians, and even authors. (Three of the songs are to a different extent remixes of other songs.) For me, looking for analogies is a way to a more complex perspective. I enjoy moments when what at first looks like a comical parallel yields the possibility of a new point of view, a new encounter.
Ondřej Galuška has done quite a job synthesizing post-punk, a touch of ska, new folk, jazz, and good songwriting. Particularly engaging was the song “So Divine.”
Click on the picture if you would like to purchase the album directly from Indies Scope Records.
The Incredible String Band were at their best when the Scottish acid folkies would just let go and jam for long stretches at a time.
Folque were a Norwegian folk-prog band who were active in the early 1970s. According to some comments I’ve read recently, though they didn’t make much of a dent in the American market, they were quite popular in Brazil, of all places.
I never wanted to turn my blog into an obituary list, but it seems that 2016 is the year to do that. The legendary violinist of Fairport Convention has passed on. The New York Times’ Jon Pareles writes about Dave’s passing here.