Celebrating a Tour Edition of their latest album in style
Everyone knows I do like a bit of Celtic folklore in my musical repertoire and Cantus Lunaris fits the bill perfectly. Not only owners of the most dramatic break down in tears in a forest during a music video award, they weave some siren-esque voices around some more traditional celtic roots yet around afraid to […]
I think for once, I’ll let this absolutely beautiful track do the talking. For fans of Faun, Qntal, Omnia, Pagan/Neo-Folk, World Music with a difference and something very Lord of the Rings! She did all the illustrations herself too!
Peter Ulrich doesn’t have the quickest album turnover averaging an album once every seven years. However when an album does appear you can rest assured that it is going to be something quite special indeed. Joining forces with plenty of other artists and collaborators this time Peter brings friends and with it, his third studio […]
It’s not often that I comment on a bands fans but I feel that I need to before I dive into the review od Faun’s latest album. Faun is a band that recently has undergone various line-up changes with its Neo-Folk sound and now their sixth album see’s them sign with Universal – a huge […]
Faun are one of my all time favourite bands that could well hit massive heights this year as their latest album came out Monday and it’s their first signed to a large label. Whilst I’ve watched with dismay at various “fans” shouting about the band selling out, I think it’s ludicrous to even state that […]
Rebekah Delgado’s opening album establishes her witchy presence perfectly with haunting guitar melodies, strong overbearing vocals and a penchant for some infectious melodies. “Don’t Sleep” opens with the track “Little Boy Blue” which plays with the nursery rhyme but making the track a cute swinging beat but actually anything else if far from cute. To […]
Anathema are somewhat of a band that has a very distinct two-part career. Their first ten years were heavy rock, crunching guitars and screaming vocals of doom metal. Suddenly a new millennium and a new pitch shift to ethereal rock. “Weather Systems” was released earlier in 2012 and stays firmly in the latter but don’t let this put you […]
Peter Bjargo has been enjoying a nice solo career alongside from Arcana of late and his latest album of work “The Architecture of Melancholy” takes things closer to where his original band works lay textually. The title track opener is a slow burning militant dawn of death with bells tolling, echoing guitars seeping through the […]
Peter Bjargo has a new album coming soon. I wonder if this new song shown in 2010 The Cage is on it. Sounds promising (despite what sounds like a sound problem with the vocals here)!
Nier, the PS3 RPG has one of the best soundtracks I’ve heard all generation. Now there’s been a tribute album released so I can’t be the only one thinking the same thing! “Repose” opens remixed by Sexy-Synthesizer which is weaves the beautiful angelic vocal samples and acoustic guitar samples of a shimmering mirage of technical wizardry. […]
Arcana, one of my biggest finds for 2010, opens 2011’s Live Vault with a great rendition of Abkrat”. I’m sure they’re using snippets from Baraka in their projections behind them too. Fantastic awakening to the new year.
Ornament is Faun’s second live DVD that once again encompasses the tour de force that is Faun. It covers two festival gigs, an unplugged improptu concert in a garden and a quite revealing interview and its all, all kinds of fantastic. Starting off with the Paganfolk 2006 concert, we get a cameo from fellow styled […]
For many (myself included) Ark at one time just seemed to be an album that would never be made. I for one am just grateful to have Brendan back making music again. To say “Ark” is a master stroke of genius is possibly the greatest understatement as from start to finish it is utterly mesmorising. […]
Unto Ashes’ 5th album The Blood of My Lady see’s the ever changing band continue down their ancient folksy apocalyptic music that they do so well. “The Blood of My Lady Pt 1” is an acoustic guitar/vocal opener that is quite simplistic, as most of Unto Ashes’ songs are. The opener is quite emotional and […]
Well I’ve had a listen to the whole bootleg recording (aren’t I naughty) and Brendan continues to perform like an absolute dream. Brendan has such a weight to whatever he puts out, its immediately credable and drilled to such a point, its like a live album every time. The new songs, to be featured on […]
Espers are a beautiful breath of fresh air for me. With their debut album (I’ve only just been introduced to them) they really give you a psychadelic folksy dreamstate that you can drift away in. “Espers” opens with the dreamy guitar/flutes/vocal layering of “Flowery Noontide” which is simply a slice of heaven in a speaker. […]