[Music] Departure Street – Two Islands in the Heart

Departure Street is American/French guitarist Allan J. Kimmel.  Reading his bio on the Bandcamp release page, he calls his work neo-folk.  I thought it a strange term, as I normally associate it with dark bands who worked with music that would set well with fans of bands like Death In June, Current 93 and the […]

[Music] Meadowsilver – The Coronation of the Herring Queen

From the ashes of The Hare And The Moon comes Meadowsilver, at least as how I understand it.  Grey Malkin continues to be one of the leaders of psychedelic neofolk, and will eventually take his place among acts like the Legendary Pink Dots, Comus and the like. This is way too small a taste of […]

[Music] Current 93 – In a Foreign Town, In a Foreign Land

Being a fan of Current 93 for over 30 years, I have to say that I’ve never heard David Tibet use the term “Hallucinatory Patripassianist rock group” to describe their sound.  Apocalyptic folk, neofolk, post-industrial folk, certainly.  Experimental?  Always.  This new name?  I’ll have to chew on that for a while.  Be that as it […]

[Music] Zeresh – Farewell

My goodness!  I knew my friends in the band Zeresh had a new album out, but I wasn’t expecting an epic!  Farewell does an amazing job of combining the good elements of the early Pink Floyd sound and melds it together with neofolk.  Tamar Singer’s vocals are otherworldly, quite rich and unique in this genre.  […]

[Music] Gealdýr – Sól

I never will be too big into the idea of a “Norse” religious construction, but the music coming out of it is astounding for its beauty and quality.  Groups like Norway’s Wardruna seem to be leading the way, but if this album is any indicator, Gealdýr, who hail from The Netherlands, doesn’t seem to be […]

[Music] Āustras Laīwan – Māris Tensīlis

I have a deep interest in Old Prussian culture, as a thread of my own ancestry comes from the region now known as Kaliningard, though it was once East Prussia.  I’m impressed to see that some bands are trying hard to preserve the culture. All credit for the music of Āustras Laīwan goes to Aleks Āulaukis, […]