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monkfromhavana

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Psych/Folk
« on: November 18, 2020, 08:49:57 PM »
I have always loved bits 'n' bobs of the whole psychedelia / folk crossover, but don't know too many tunes. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm not too keen on the stuff that veers into songs about wizards etc though. More Wicker Man-y pastoral stuff and stiff like this:

Bonnie Dobson - Winter's Going
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk8DdihnlNs

Wizz Jones - One Grain Of Sand
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfBMbFfuJ3s


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Re: Psych/Folk
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2020, 09:02:52 PM »
Weird to think that I used to throw out posts like this one on RYM based just on MEMORY alone.  I'd add a few different faces to that now, but considering I must have mentioned like forty bands there, most of which I would still vouch for, I'll just do a simple copy and paste number and use the time I saved to go off and do some quality mumming.

Medieval Psyche-Folk

Avaric - S/T
Malicorne
Can Am Des Puig - Book of Am
Le Saga de Ragnar Lodbrock - S/T
Waldteufel - Heimliches Deutschland

Portuguese/Brazilian Psyche-Folk

Alceu Valenca - Molhado de Suor
Joyce & Nelson Angelo - Nelson Angelo & Joyce
Satwa
Lula Cortes e Ze Ramalho
Banda Do Casaco - Dos Beneficios Dum Vendido No Rei No Dos Bonifacios
Grupo de Accao Cultural - Pois Cante (Check out all their individual members for an M.A. Degree in the Portuguese folk scene)
Vainica Doble - S/T
Gaiteiros de Lisboa - Satiro
Caetano Veloso - Joia
Fausto - Por Este Rio Acima

Catchy but Messed up Psyche/Avant-Folk

Prince Rama of Ayodha - Threshold Dances
Only a Mother - Feral Chickens
Big Blood & The Bleedin' Hearts
Azalia Snail - Snailbait
Charming Hostess - Sarajevo Blues
Eddy Detroit - Immortal Gods

Actually Interesting Singer-Songwriter Folk

Jose Afonso - Cantigas do Maio
Jake Thackray
Robin Williamson - Songs of Love & Parting
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Illuminations
Michael Hurley

Strange Swedish Folk & Japanese Psyche-Folk

Arbete Och Fritid - Arbete Och Fritid MNW
Hedningarna - Tra
Sodra Bergens Balalaikor - S/T
Lars Hollmer - Vill du Hora Mer
Kazuki Tomokawa
Kan Mikami
Itsutsu No Akai Fusen - New Sky Part 1
Morita Doji

Warped Italian Psyche-Prog-Folk & Gorgeous Greek Folk

Claudio Rocchi - Essenza
Alan Sorrenti - Aria
Franco Battiato - Fetus
Μάνος Χατζιδάκις - Ο μεγάλος ερωτικός
Λένα Πλάτωνος - Σαμποτάζ

Honeyed-Voiced Sirens

Turid - Bilder
Mellow Candle
Emtidi
Midwinter - The Waters of Sweet Sorrow
Pentangle - Basket of Light

Free-Folk/Far Out Shamans

The Trees Community - The Christ Tree
The Bummer Road - Suncatcher Mountain
Spires That in the Sunset Rise - This is Fire
Angelite & Huun-Huur Tu - Fly, Fly My Sadness
Robbie Basho - Visions of the Country
Oidupaa Vladimir Oiun - Divine Music From a Jail
L - Holy Letters
Valentin Clastrier - Le Bucher Des Silences

Excellent Traditional Folk/Blues Folk

The Clancy Brothers - Come Fill Your Glass With Us
The Dubliners - Original Dubliners
Christy Moore
Leadbelly - Sings Folk Songs
Elizabeth Cotten - Folksongs & Instrumentals With Guitar
Mississippi John Hurt - Avalon Blues
Charley Patton - Complete Recordings

Compilations

Fuzzy Felt Folk
Welsh Rare Beat
Rembetika - Songs of the Greek Underground
Victrola Favorites - Artifacts from Bygone Days


Re: Psych/Folk
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2020, 09:09:06 PM »
Plinth & related

https://iamplinth.bandcamp.com/

I have a lovely cd by A Lords but can't see it online.

monkfromhavana

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Re: Psych/Folk
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 09:18:13 PM »
Blimey, that's a lot of tunes to dig through.

Just been listening to the Parallelogram album by Linda Perhacs and it's absolutely gorgeous.

But, this track by Vashti Bunyan is probably the most beautiful thing I think I've ever heard

Vashti Bunyan - If I Ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tz4xJWbY9s

sirhenry

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Re: Psych/Folk
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 08:59:52 AM »
Actually Interesting Singer-Songwriter Folk

Jose Afonso - Cantigas do Maio
Jake Thackray
Robin Williamson - Songs of Love & Parting
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Illuminations
Michael Hurley

You missed the cream of that particular crop: Leon Rosselson

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Psych/Folk
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2020, 10:34:50 AM »
Plinth & related

https://iamplinth.bandcamp.com/

I have a lovely cd by A Lords but can't see it online.

Good call. I love Plinth. I nominate Tyneham House as well.

https://tynehamhouse.bandcamp.com/album/tyneham-house

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Psych/Folk
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2020, 10:36:41 AM »
Blimey, that's a lot of tunes to dig through.

Just been listening to the Parallelogram album by Linda Perhacs and it's absolutely gorgeous.

But, this track by Vashti Bunyan is probably the most beautiful thing I think I've ever heard

Vashti Bunyan - If I Ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tz4xJWbY9s

Some good starter kits here.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gather-Mushrooms-British-Underground-1968-1974/dp/B0001MXRKM


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Re: Psych/Folk
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 08:15:13 AM »
Some good starter kits here.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gather-Mushrooms-British-Underground-1968-1974/dp/B0001MXRKM

Cool, I'll have a listen to some of those on YT and probably buy the album.

Re: Psych/Folk
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