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Waldtraene

Waldtraene – “Unter Wolfes Banner” Review

German tavern shanties to raise a flag to

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Faun

Faun – “Midgard” Review

The royalty of Pagan Folk retain their throne

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Higher Plain Music’s Top 25 Albums of 2014

It’s time to share Higher Plain Music’s top 25 albums of 2014

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Jordan Reyne – New Album Preview

Jordan Reyne returns next month with her latest album “The Annihilation Sequence” and HPM is a huge fan. Jordan popped up a preview track showing some of the songs and well… I’m chomping at the bit. Her unique blend of Industrial Rock and Celtic folk always draws me in. Take a listen here: http://soundcloud.com/jordan-reyne and then go […]

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Faun – “Von den Elben” Review

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 […]

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Austin Wintory – “Horn OST” Review

Austin Wintory earlier this year swept me away with the formidable Journey soundtrack which has become one of my favourite game soundtracks not just of the year, but of the last decade. In some ways, “Horn” feels very similar in its vein and it simply confirms for me Austin Wintory as a mega powerhouse in the game […]

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Live Vault – Faun

Faun’s latest album Eden is available for MP3 download now and comes out on CD very soon – to celebrate here’s a lovely version of “Iyansa” from last year’s festival medieval.

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Wendy Rule & Craig Patterson – “Beneath the Below Is A River” Review

Wendy Rule is usually a beautifully dark folk lady but in teamming up with Craig Patterson, the duo have created a swirling ambience of etheral fragility with “Beneath the Below Is A River”. Opener “The Way to the Wild” uses a simply melody clocking in and out while layers of whispy vocals caress the speakers […]

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Live Vault – Arcana

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.

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Live Vault: Faun

HPM love Faun and we’ll be reviewing their latest live DVD release very soon however until then this weeks live vault see’s them perform the fantastic “Pungara” with a fantastic set for what looks like a TV show.

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Live Vault – Omnia

Second perhaps only only to Faun in the medieval folk genre in Germany, Omnia are a fantastically bunch of people, as you’ll hear in “Dil Gaya“. A fantastic performance with many different instruments and cultures all clashing together. Now if only their releases on CD were easily to get hold of…

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Video Vault – Wendy Rule

Wendy Rule should change her stage name to Wendy Rune! Her knowledgeable songs that fit right into the Pagan-Folk-with-a-kick genre really hit home. This is the music video to her song “Creator-Destroyer” which mixes real life footage of natural disasters that happened during her US Tour in 2005 with Wendy’s rather witchy outfit. When paired […]

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