Werkraum - Early Love Music (2008)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another modern classic here, Werkraum have a modern take on traditional European folk. Werkraum is Axel Frank, with a multitude of contributing musicians.

Label: Ahnstern


1 Beware The Jabberwock!
2 La Marmotte
3 Ein Lied von Lieb und Treu
4 Santy Ano
5 Slâfest Du, vriedel ziere?
6 Song For Erik
7 The Dream
8 Allgemach
9 Der Schmied (The Blacksmith)
10 Beyond The Evening Star
11 The Smiling Of The Rose
12 Une Jeune Fillette
13 Die rechte Braut
14 Sanctity And Steel

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Somebody from Werkraum got in touch and requested we remove the download link, so it has been removed. We are huge fans of Werkraum and of the other musicians whose material we post, we truly believe that any publicity is good publicity, and that blogs and other filesharing fora are great ways of creating awareness, and introducing people to music that they would otherwise never know existed. We wholeheartedly believe that filesharing helps independent music, rather than hinders it. However, we appreciate the fact that others may not feel the same way. I'm going to leave this post here so if anyone wants to check out Werkraum's music, you can grab a copy of the record via the links above, which of course, we always encourage anyway. You won't be disappointed.

Fire On Fire - The Orchard (2008)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

When I heard Fire on Fire's "Amnesia" (from their EP), I was won over by the psychedelic madness that boiled beneath the song's tuneful hook and bizarre lyrics. The band manifested a crazed energy within the confines of their nuanced songwriting and constantly teetered on the brink of chaos. The Orchard sees the band relaxing and focusing their energy on softer tunes and strengthening their songwriting core. With nothing but acoustic instruments at their disposal, the group recalls the spirit of America's early musical tradition by emphasizing strong lyrical topics and melody-heavy songs. Drunken and haphazard frills decorate the record and keep many of the songs from sinking into pure genre worship. This is not slick, romantic Appalachia; Fire on Fire are rugged and lively musicians who emphasize lurching movements and uneven steps. - Brainwashed.com

Young God Records


1. Sirocco (5:10)
2. Heavy D (4:31)
3. Assanine Race (6:15)
4. The Orchard (4:07)
5. Flordinese (5:29)
6. Hartford Blues (3:31)
7. Toknight (6:13)
8. Squeeze Box (4:14)
9. Flight Song (4:24)
10. Grin (5:03)
11. Tsunami (4:44)
12. Haystack (8:36)


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Rebsie Fairholm - Mind the Gap (2007)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

"Rebsie Fairholm is an English singer who felt the calling to traditional music but found the lure of 60s psychedelic rock too great an influence to resist, ending up with a darkly evocative cornfield-edge psych-folk. Inspired by the land and the lingering spirits of the ancestors who tilled it.

A mixture of reinvigorated traditional songs and new original ones transforms the sound of the ancient past into a silky psychedelia. She has also appeared on a couple of releases by The Owl Service." - rebsiefairholm.co.uk

Label: Sonic Spongecake


1 Round Window
2 The Unquiet Grave
3 MacCrimmon's Lament
4 Buain A' Choirce (Reaping Oats)
5 Blackbirds & Thrushes
6 Spirits of the Dead
7 Leafblower
8 Fine Horseman
9 Geordie
10 Julia Dream
11 She Moves Through the Fair


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Haruko - Wild Geese (Forthcoming album)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Just thought I would let our readers know of what promises to be an amazing forthcoming LP by German folk musician Haruko (Susanne Stanglow). It's called Wild Geese and it's being released by Bracken Records in the early summer as a limited 12". It's going to be Haruko's first release (I believe), and I only had to listen to a couple of myspace tracks and samples to realise that this is probably going to be the folk release of the year. Get your preorders in now at Bracken Records.