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WITH a rather gorgeous new record in cahoots with the Norwegian experimental folk collective Völvur just a little over a fortnight away now, our favourite Perthshire and formerly appendically removed songsmith Alasdair Robert has dropped one final teaser, in which he gives way front and centre to Völvur’s Marthe Lea for an absolutely beautiful Norwegian …

GEOFFROY is a Quebecois singer-songwriter, surname elsewhere Sauvé, who has a brace of lush EPs and a similar number of albums under his belt for Bonsound. He’s one of those artists – and there’s so many on the Canadian scene over the past years, let’s cite Leif Vollebekk, Sing Leaf, Patrick Watson as just three …

A HIATUS of eight years hasn’t dimmed Fuzzy Lights as mysterious musical force, not one bit; quite the opposite, in fact. They’ve a new album, Burials, out at the end of next week, and we can reveal that on Burials they push way, way out beyond folk, incorporating the fire and the flame of post-rock …

SERENDIPITY is such a lovely thing to encounter, especially when it leads to a joining of courses and like minds finding each other. Responding to the invitation of Norwegian fiddler Hans Kjorstad, Alasdair Roberts, who’s been beguiling us with his music since those days with Appendix Out back in the late Nineties, made a deep connection with …

TEXAN solo guitar practitioner and melodicist Cameron Knowler – whose lovely, exploratory album with Eli Winter, Anticipation, we fully embraced in early March – has announced he’s to unveil his first solo album on American Dreams, Places Of Consequence, in mid-July. To tempt you further into his world and to pique your curiosity – and …

MOVING away from their recent investigations of the film score, which includes their last full album proper, 2019’s The General, a score for Buster Keaton’s 1926 early slapstick comedy classic, and two short film commissions last year, Derbyshire’s completely gorgeous (fan? Moi?) post-folk trio Haiku Salut have announced they’re releasing their fifth album in August …

WE’VE thrilled to the stream of Japanese psych bands that have been melting our heads over the past few decades – Acid Mothers Temple, Ghost, Bo Ningen, Kikagaku Moyo; embraced fully and irrevocably Japanese ambient formalism, in the shape of Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chihei Hatekeyama, et al. Perhaps it’s time we drew back from the exploratory …

HAILING from Cambridge with a potent elixir of acid/post-folk, Fuzzy Lights are moving towards the release of their first full-length set in more than eight years with the full-on drone-psych pastoralism of their new single, “Under The Waves”; the video for which we have right here. It’s the second teaser the fenlands five-piece have revealed …

TEXAN solo guitar practitioner and melodicist Cameron Knowler – whose lovely, exploratory album with Eli Winter, Anticipation, we fully embraced in early March – has announced he’s to unveil his first solo album on American Dreams in mid-July. To tempt you further into his world and to pique your curiosity – and if you love …

DEEPLY rooted in a leftfield English folk music tradition, composer and singer for North Sea Radio Orchestra and Arch Garrison (whose excellent last album, The Bitter Lay, we reviewed here), Craig Fortnam is finally to step out solo with an album, Ark, due for release mid-July. In announcing that today, he’s revealed the video for …