Category Archives: Folk

Chris Bathgate – Dizzy Seas (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Chris Bathgate
Album: Dizzy Seas
Genre: Folk
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 197 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Is the mind not influenced by emotion constantly? How do emotions change the way one imagines, and/or perceives reality? Is it the seas that are tumultuous, or is it me? Chris Bathgate’s “Dizzy Seas”, is inspired by these kinds of questions, and is sonically laid out to insight and allow daydream by the listener.

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Current Swell – When to Talk and When to Listen (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Current Swell
Album: When to Talk and When to Listen
Genre: Folk
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 240 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Hard working Canadian rock quartet Current Swell are back with their forthcoming new album When To Talk and When To Listen. Produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay, Of Monsters And Men, Shania Twain, Norah Jones etc) When To Talk and When To Listen releases on May 12, 2017 via Nettwerk.

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Timothy Seth Avett as Darling – IV (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Timothy Seth Avett as Darling
Album: IV
Genre: Folk
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 439 mb
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Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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The past few years have been good to the Avett Brothers, their most recent success culminating in the form of a chart-topping success for their latest album, True Sadness, and lead single “Ain’t No Man”. With that said, for every couple of new fans that the band has adopted in expanding their sound, there’s at least one who takes issue with the genre-bending quest recently taken on by a group that once purely embraced the acoustic traditions of bluegrass, folk, and country. Luckily for these types, various members of the band have taken on side projects that may click better with them. These include, but are not limited to, Bob Crawford’s New Jersey Transient to Seth Avett’s own taking on of the Darling moniker for his solo work.

Enter IV, the fourth consecutive studio effort by Avett with the stage name, as its name would imply. For all of the pop pomp and circumstance that his 17-year-old main project with his brother Scott, Bob, and others have brought about, his motions as Darling have been decidedly understated from the very beginning. With Avett’s voice as the centerpiece of the project, accompanied by an acoustic ensemble setting its primary focus on his guitar work, Darling efforts tend to encapsulate more of the feeling of the albums of Avett Brothers’ past—think The Second Gleam, but with drums.

Yet, Timothy Seth Avett as Darling is a passion project that has remained dormant for the 36-year-old artist since 2006. He was 25 during his last solo endeavor, and much has changed for him since then, between two marriages, the birth of a son, and all of that time spent on the road and in the studio with his main effort. Still, the “everyman in love” persona that he’d last donned as Darling over a decade ago is still as effervescent as it always has been, if not simultaneously tamed and weathered by the passage of time.

The songs present on IV still wonder in the same innocent, straight-talking way of loving previously seen on The Mourning, the Silver, the Bell, but the subject matter is decidedly more self-assured. Much of the record seems to be in dedication to the family that he’s built with actress Jennifer Carpenter following the birth of their son in 2015 and subsequent marriage in 2016. This can be seen from opening track “Disappointing You”, which plays out as an innocent confession to his love and on through “Should We Move”, where he questions if they should move to a place where they can,—and this writer quotes—“grow good tomatoes”. It culminates in the tender ramblings of “Are You Thinking of Me” following further dedications over tracks like “Songbird”.

Taking a note from several generations of bluegrass tradition, Avett tackles a purely instrumental acoustic romp on “Samuel and the Baler”. Then, he spends the rest of the album taking note from several generations of folk tradition by delivering songs based on personal stories and the self-prescribed truths that he’s found through them. This comes about in different forms depending on where you look, but whether he’s questioning religion on “Faith Undefined” or how he fits into his love’s life on “Your World”, it always comes across as compelling with the scorching sincerity that he sets on the table.

Ultimately, IV marks a strong return for Seth Avett as Darling. From the disenfranchised fan of past studio material from the Brothers to long-time enthusiasts of all that they have put out, and even to those yet to become a part of the Avett world at large, there is something soft-spoken, and compelling to unsuspectingly seduce you for a good listen or two. Here’s to hoping that we won’t have to wait another decade for Darling’s next effort.

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Will Stratton – Rosewood Almanac (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Will Stratton
Album: Rosewood Almanac
Genre: Folk
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 191 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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Born in California, mostly raised in New Jersey and currently an upstate New Yorker, Will Stratton started songwriting and recording while in high school, before going on to study philosophy and music composition. He developed an intimate relationship with guitar after discovering Nick Drake, whose fluid, effortlessly beautiful style, led on to similarly cherished Britfolk icons – Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson, Anne Briggs and Bert Jansch. But Stratton s studies led also to chamber music and minimalists Steve Reich and Terry Riley, which equally influenced his simultaneously complex and direct sound.

Rosewood Almanac was named after Stratton s current pride and joy: his acoustic guitar.The guitars I love most tend to be rosewood, they have a crystalline tone, but also a really dark heft. When Bob Dylan was obsessed with his wild thin mercury sound, that s the sound of rosewood to me. It s almost menacing in its precision.

The album s spell weaves over a contained ten songs and 34 minutes, from the extra crystalline sparkle via the addition of electric guitar and rhythm section in the opening Light Blue , to the pared back voice-and-rosewood effect of the closing Ribbons . Having listened intently to Leonard Cohen and Hank Williams, singers who try to wring as much meaning out of every sound they re making, in correspondence to every other sound, Stratton has focused his singing and lyric-writing more than ever before. Some words are political, some are imagistic, some are personal, he vouches.

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Aldous Harding – Party (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Aldous Harding
Album: Party
Genre: Folk
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 208 mb
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Quality: lossless
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4AD welcomes Aldous Harding, a remarkable talent from New Zealand. Aldous Harding’s music is not for the faint of heart. Disarming in its desolate imagery and stark instrumentation, her songs draw from the core facets of life: death, birth, grief and love. There are few happy endings, but the power is in how Harding enters into battle; with a dancer’s grace and a boxer’s stance. Harding initially ignited interest with her eponymous debut album released just two years ago. With echoes of folk luminary Linda Perhacs, Harding’s work is one step removed from the modern world, lying in the more savage and dramatic terrain where Kate Bush and Scott Walker reside, wrought with a wry wit and tenacious gall. For her 4AD debut, Aldous — real name Hannah — Harding has been working with award-winning producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse).

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Tim Buckley-Lady Give Me Your Key The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions-REMASTERED-CD-FLAC-2016-NBFLAC

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Tim Buckley-Lady Give Me Your Key The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions-REMASTERED-CD-FLAC-2016-NBFLAC

Release Name: Tim_Buckley-Lady_Give_Me_Your_Key_The_Unissued_1967_Solo_Acoustic_Sessions-REMASTERED-CD-FLAC-2016-NBFLAC
Artist: Tim Buckley
Album: Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions
Genre: Folk
Year: 2016
Tracks: 13
Duration: 00:40:28
Size: 144.36 MB

Tracklist:

  1. Tim Buckley – Sixface – 2:52 (543 kbps , 11.13 MB)
  2. Tim Buckley – Contact – 1:52 (517 kbps , 6.88 MB)
  3. Tim Buckley – Lady, Give Me Your Key – 2:45 (510 kbps , 10.03 MB)
  4. Tim Buckley – Once Upon A Time – 2:17 (526 kbps , 8.61 MB)
  5. Tim Buckley – Once I Was – 4:53 (482 kbps , 16.84 MB)
  6. Tim Buckley – I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain – 5:14 (525 kbps , 19.67 MB)
  7. Tim Buckley – Pleasant Street – 5:07 (492 kbps , 17.98 MB)
  8. Tim Buckley – Knight-Errant – 2:20 (479 kbps , 7.97 MB)
  9. Tim Buckley – Marigold – 2:24 (466 kbps , 8 MB)
  10. Tim Buckley – Carnival Song – 2:52 (466 kbps , 9.56 MB)
  11. Tim Buckley – No Man Can Find The War – 3:00 (476 kbps , 10.22 MB)
  12. Tim Buckley – I Can’t Leave You Lovin’ Me – 2:05 (503 kbps , 7.51 MB)
  13. Tim Buckley – She’s Back Again – 2:53 (484 kbps , 9.98 MB)

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