Posts Tagged: Folklore Tapes

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

ACL 2018 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

During the giving season, we remember the importance of packaging.  Not only do we want our gifts to look well-wrapped, we want what’s inside to appeal as well.  One can’t wrap a stream or a digital download.  This brings us to one

Mary Stark ~ Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. III – Film as Fabric

Last year, the Industrial Folklore Tapes series (which is actually a vinyl series) made its debut with Instruments of Industry and Springs.  Like its predecessors, the third installment shines a spotlight on a professional art that is rarely noted and is swiftly becoming extinct.

Mary Stark ~ Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. III – Film as Fabric

Last year, the Industrial Folklore Tapes series (which is actually a vinyl series) made its debut with Instruments of Industry and Springs.  Like its predecessors, the third installment shines a spotlight on a professional art that is rarely noted and is swiftly becoming extinct.

Sam McLoughlin ~ Folklore of Plants Vol. II – The Venefic Garden

Last Fall, Folklore Tapes launched their Folklore of Plants series with a multi-media collection of flora-related material.  Volume II zeroes in on one specific subset: poisonous wort.  Sam McLoughlin showed his affinity for the subject on the first volume with an entry on the psychedelic henbane.

Sam McLoughlin ~ Folklore of Plants Vol. II – The Venefic Garden

Last Fall, Folklore Tapes launched their Folklore of Plants series with a multi-media collection of flora-related material.  Volume II zeroes in on one specific subset: poisonous wort.  Sam McLoughlin showed his affinity for the subject on the first volume with an entry on the psychedelic henbane.

Folklore Tapes ~ Calendar Customs Box Set

In the digital era, it’s harder than ever to find physical releases that work wonderfully as gifts.  There are plenty of great LPs, tapes and discs around, but they lack that sense of wow.  Folklore Tapes has been bucking the trend

Folklore Tapes ~ Calendar Customs Box Set

In the digital era, it’s harder than ever to find physical releases that work wonderfully as gifts.  There are plenty of great LPs, tapes and discs around, but they lack that sense of wow.  Folklore Tapes has been bucking the trend

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

The further we travel into the digital era, the fewer physical releases we see.  A year ago, the digital market was bypassed by streaming.  Most people are content to hear rather than to own.  It takes a special presentation to

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Packaging

The further we travel into the digital era, the fewer physical releases we see.  A year ago, the digital market was bypassed by streaming.  Most people are content to hear rather than to own.  It takes a special presentation to

Various Artists ~ The Folklore of Plants Vol. I

Another expansive (but not expensive) project from Folklore Tapes, The Folklore of Plants is a tiny treasure trove.  In addition to the LP, the contents include two pamphlets, a postcard, a packet of seeds, and a link to a short 16mm film.

Various Artists ~ The Folklore of Plants Vol. I

Another expansive (but not expensive) project from Folklore Tapes, The Folklore of Plants is a tiny treasure trove.  In addition to the LP, the contents include two pamphlets, a postcard, a packet of seeds, and a link to a short 16mm film.

Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. II ~ Springs

Fred Helliwell gets the credit for this unique release, one that delves into a subject everyone knows about, but few truly understand. This week I was forced to think about springs as a nor’easter blew back my screen door, dislodging the mechanism.

Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. II ~ Springs

Fred Helliwell gets the credit for this unique release, one that delves into a subject everyone knows about, but few truly understand. This week I was forced to think about springs as a nor’easter blew back my screen door, dislodging the mechanism.