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I have heard the future of Folk,
This review is from: Passion Play (Audio CD)
Actually I know next to nothing about Folk but....the phrasing is right, the vocals are etheral and the subject matter delves well outside the mainstream. In short we're in the right neck of the woods. However, what we have is a template for the current century. The songs merge influences and styles creating something new in the process. This is by no means easy listening, you cannot anticipate much of what you hear but it is an exciting exploration of sound.
The staging of standout track "Turpin" (about the highwayman!) will have the Folk police scouring thier songbooks for its origins whilst Adam Ant would turn in his grave for the sheer front and bravado of its performance.
There is nothing comparible to this out there at the moment, which makes it unique and fascinating. There is something going on here and not knowing exactly what makes it all the more appealing.
The future of Folk?.....possibly not...but it wouldn't surprise me if one or two ideas from here crop up elsewhere in the coming months. If you want something new and challenging, here it is
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