Posts Tagged: Folklore Tapes

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.

Wester Ross Folklore Tapes Vol. 1 ~ Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree

Folklore Tapes’ first release of the new season is another marvel, a flexi-disc accompanied by a 24-page pamphlet and keepsake coin.  For many, this will be the first introduction to a tiny island in Loch Maree (Scotland), whose most memorable

Wester Ross Folklore Tapes Vol. 1 ~ Sacred Island: The Legend and Magic of Isle Maree

Folklore Tapes’ first release of the new season is another marvel, a flexi-disc accompanied by a 24-page pamphlet and keepsake coin.  For many, this will be the first introduction to a tiny island in Loch Maree (Scotland), whose most memorable

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Packaging

Next week we’ll look at the year’s best cover art; in this article, we consider overall packaging.  In an era when many consider the physical format to be extinct, these artists and labels say otherwise.  A couple can still be

ACL 2016: The Year’s Best Packaging

Next week we’ll look at the year’s best cover art; in this article, we consider overall packaging.  In an era when many consider the physical format to be extinct, these artists and labels say otherwise.  A couple can still be

ACL 2016: Music for Haunted Houses

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for A Closer Listen‘s first wrap-up chart of 2016! 2016 was a particularly good year for dark music, as these selections are culled from a list many times their size.  The

ACL 2016: Music for Haunted Houses

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for A Closer Listen‘s first wrap-up chart of 2016! 2016 was a particularly good year for dark music, as these selections are culled from a list many times their size.  The

Folklore Tapes ~ Black Dog Traditions of England

Ian Humberstone and David Chatton Barker have done it again.  Two years have passed since Theo Brown and the Folklore of Dartmoor, and many fine sets have been released by Folklore Tapes since then, but Black Dog Traditions of England is the heir apparent

Folklore Tapes ~ Black Dog Traditions of England

Ian Humberstone and David Chatton Barker have done it again.  Two years have passed since Theo Brown and the Folklore of Dartmoor, and many fine sets have been released by Folklore Tapes since then, but Black Dog Traditions of England is the heir apparent

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Winter Music

Winter music is inspired by winter and sounds like winter, yet winter contains a wide range of inspirations and sounds: from ice-locked ships to children’s games, from piano flurries to fronts of drones.  Its variety is its beauty.  Just as

ACL 2015: The Year’s Best Winter Music

Winter music is inspired by winter and sounds like winter, yet winter contains a wide range of inspirations and sounds: from ice-locked ships to children’s games, from piano flurries to fronts of drones.  Its variety is its beauty.  Just as