[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 this new project, of course, so we wait to see what Meadowsilver will produce next.

[Music] Pete Kosanovich – Self​-​Titled Debut Album

It’s impressive when you are so good that Dave Davies of The Kinks gives you his stamp of approval.  Pete Kosanovich gets compared to the aforementioned Kinks, Bob Dylan and other luminaries frequently, and the comparison is apt.  He only lacks a good publicist who can spread the word of his talent, which would sound perfectly in place in a collection of 60’s records.  The man’s vocals and guitar playing sound like he traveled time to shame today’s crappy ‘rock’ garbage.

[Music] 稷廬 / jì lú – 阿笈暮鈔歌集 / Songs of Agama


When I see music tagged with the term ‘neofolk‘, I expect to hear something like Death In June, The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud or Current 93, not this. I’m not entirely sure where jì lú hail from in China, but the label who released this disc, Raflum, hail from Sichuan, home of some seriously good food.  If you remember the Japanese psychedelic band Ghost, fronted by guitarist Masaki Batoh, this might be a corollary.  It’s exceptionally psychedelic, and has the feel of the Incredible String Band on even more acid, feeling more placid.  This is gorgeous.

I have to admit that I’m a bit jealous that I haven’t heard anything this good in Beijing yet.

[Music] ʻĀina – Lead Me To The Garden


Aloha Got Soul’s latest release is a reissue of a rare psychedelic Christian folk record by a Hawaiian project called ʻĀina, which, according to their Bandcamp album site, “means land or earth in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language.”

It’s definitely a product of the 1970s, full of hippy vibes, a naïve sense of idealism, and themes which would be recognizable to people who go to Pentecostal Churches. There was nothing bad about this release at all. It was a smooth, mellow and enjoyable listen.