Category Archives: post-folk

Battle of The Grumbles – Thomas Nation (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Perfection is by and large over-rated. Let me qualify that with a question. Is it better to capture the most perfect version of  a song with little merit or to commit to prosperity a deft and delicious set of songs … Continue reading

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The Pull of Autumn –  The Pull of Autumn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Trends come and go, it has always been that way, but music built more around emotion and feeling, timeless grace and fundamental truths transcends fad and fashion. It connects with us at a less transient, more deep rooted level, speaks … Continue reading

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Micronations –  Andrew Howie (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Micronations sounds like the result of a computer achieving a sentient state and then as a result leaving the IT world to become a folk musician. Its a wonderful clash of worlds, of the organic folk sound and the hushed … Continue reading

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Keld – You Are Wolf (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As someone who grew up on a mixture of tradition and progressive folk sounds, as well as a host of other musical genres from the challenging to the commercial, I’m so glad to see that a whole wave of artists … Continue reading

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Circuit  –  Rowan Coupland (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Folk music, like any other genre has to move on, it’s only healthy after all. But the trick is not to move quickly and radically but to evolve rather than revolt. And for every Fleet Fox or Mumford and the … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Ready When The Great Day Comes – John Johanna (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I didn’t realise people still made albums like this, but I’m damned glad that they do. Well, that John Johanna does anyway. Even before you immerse yourself in the music you encounter a mercurial air that hangs above its sonic … Continue reading

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Sfardo  –  Alessio Bondi (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Listening to an album in a language that you are not fluent in (I’m English, most of us barely have a handle on our own language let alone those of our neighbours) is a bit like watching a subtitled film. … Continue reading

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Field Theory –  Broads (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Somewhere around the halfway point of the effervescent Climbs, the first calling card from this new album, I realised that I wished I still took drugs! There is something about their wonderful musical chemistry experiments, their mixing of hypnotic background … Continue reading

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The Raven and The Rose –  Wisdom of The Trees (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Most modern music is made for all the wrong reasons, be it the desire to be a career musician or to get that 15 minutes of fame, a means to an end and a very shallow end at that. That … Continue reading

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Human Giving – Darto (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What I’m still trying to fathom out is how Darto manage to sound both bucolic and anthemic at the same time. How can songs, which seem to be pastoral, gently chiming, sonorous lullabies through one ear, suddenly sound like they … Continue reading

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