Friday, August 27, 2004

The Incredible String Band weblinks

What was meant to be a fairly brief hiatus in posting has transformed into an enforced lull in activity lasting for at least another few days. I should, however, have a few minutes each day to quickly post a handful of links culled from my web-folk favorites. Today it's sites dedicated to the legendary Incredible String Band.

The Incredible String Band Official Site

Includes a trio of MP3's -
1. The Hedgehog's Song
2. Clive's Banjo Solo
3. Douglas Traherne Harding

be Glad- The Incredible String Band

Incredible String Band Resources on the Web has a ton of useful information about the band.

Robin & Bina Williamson Official Site

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Senses Working Overtime: Beesweb Audio Downloads

Senses Working Overtime: Beesweb Audio Downloads:

Beesweb Audio Downloads

"Gratis goodness from Richard Thompson's official site."

Alpha Cat Boogie - LegalTorrents - Your source for legal BitTorrent files

LegalTorrents - Your source for legal BitTorrent files:

Alpha Cat Boogie MP3 Archives

"A remarkable set of 7 freely downloadable albums from the Alpha Cat Boogie collective (Bubzigohn, Drubius, etc..), blending vocals, folk, psychedelia, concept albums, spoken"

Friday, August 13, 2004

3hive: Devendra Banhart

3hive: Devendra Banhart

"Banhart's voice and eerie gaze only add to the fragility of the song. 'The Body Breaks' is hardly a pick-me-up, but it's good to hear a songwriter with genuine eccentricity freely create something that nobody else can.
The Body Breaks [MP3, 2.5MB, 128kbps]"

Drekka - Take Care to Fall

Drekka - Take Care to Fall

This may be folk but it ain't no Buffy St. Marie. Drekka (aka Michael Anderson) seem to be the kind of band/chap that lovingly creates something beautiful and then takes great pains to hide it beneath layers of sonic filth until it becomes something unpleasant - interesting perhaps but difficult to embrace. Of course I imagine that's the whole point and anyone entranced by the idea of low-fi industrial folk - sort of like Cowboy Junkies meets Metal Machine Music at times - should by all means sample dresses wares.

Recommended tracks: The closest to a listenable "song" would be the three songs with "Fracture" in their title, beyond that it's pretty much grating atmospherics and low-fi noodling.

From Drekka - The Sound of Silence

"Q: - What's the most accurate description you've heard of Drekka?

Drekka: - My friend Thax Douglas, a noted poet in Chicago, once told me that he liked to listen to Drekka with the windows open in his small apartment which is right by a busy intersection. He liked how the music changed every time, depending on the time of day & amount of traffic outside. Another person told me at a show that he kept trying to concentrate on the show, but found himself staring at the ceiling thinking about something he hadn't ever thought about before. Both of those are nice descriptions. "

A generous and interesting selction of MP3's.

Saturday, August 07, 2004

*SIXEYES: the folk of psych-folk

*SIXEYES: the folk of psych-folk:

"Psych-folk is a small movement in the music industry. At this point quite a bit smaller than the indie rock machine, but still, in small pockets around the globe, a few of these psych"

Nice post at SIXEYES - includes links to tunes from:
Devendra Banhart, Vetiver, joanna newsom, The Skygreen Leopards and Charalambides.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Theme Song Collection - # 3

The "She Moved Through the Fair" Theme Song Collection

# 3 - Marianne Faithfull - She Moved Through the Fair

1: Richard Thompson & David Byrne
2: James Galway