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Uncompromisingly visceral in its uniquely transcendent vision, Cloister Recordings has quickly cemented itself as a stalwart in the underground, multi-genred musical landscape in the span of 4 short, busy years. Acts as diverse as Trepaneringsritualen, Amalthea, Hell, Korouva, Grok, Den Arkaiska Rösten and now Leila Abdul-Rauf (solo work from the

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MusicNeo Folk

Native American dark folk act Nechochwen state that they “look to the past, before industrialization, [for inspiration] and always try to picture things before the settlers came to the area. There is a bleakness here that blinds locals to the beauty around them, and eventually that worms its way into

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Look at the artwork that adorns this split release. It’s a forest or hillside that, at any other time would, have been a picturesque scene but here it is now, engulfed in a sea of flames, a conflagration that is burning this once serene area of nature to the ground,

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MusicNeo Folk

US neofolk band Kinit Her’s new Storm of Radiance LP contains a note explaining that many of the LP’s lyrics are based on the writing of German philosopher Ludwig Klages. Looking to understand Kinit Her’s lyrical approach, I read some Klages and came upon this quote: “The mankind of heathen

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by Oliver Sheppard There aren’t a lot of American neofolk bands, let alone many that are very good. Wisconsin’s Wreathes, however, are both American and very good. Unlike recent US neofolk acts like Cult of Youth and King Dude, who have put a new and uniquely American spin on the

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