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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:51 am 

I've been listening to a great deal of it recently, namely albums by Sol Invictus, Death in June, Changes, Tenhi, Blood Axis, Der Blutharsch. I am after some recommendations - bands, albums, mail orders, etc.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:53 am 

Get some Arditi and Puissance off Kennedy. Same personel in both bands, as far as I know. Similar stuff, but Arditi is a more blatently militaristic.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:04 pm 

Cool thing about this kind of genre is you can really just take a chance on bands and find something interesting. One of my favourite labels is Athanor, in France. Virtually anything I've got from them has been class, from the Blood Axis/LJDLP splits to the less well known stuff like Les Sentiers Conflictuels. It's pricey but when you see the quality of the things when they arrive you see why.

Actually I'm gonna put an order in when I get paid on friday.

I considered stocking them over here just because I love what they're doing but I didn't think there'd be enough interest to make it justifiable.

I dunno, what do you think?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:15 pm 

Barry

Check these

Von Thronstahl
Derniere Volonté
Sutcliffe Jugend, Kirlian Camera
Sol invictus
Forseti, Allerseelen
Blood axis
Die macht
Wappenbund
Thorofon
Les affres de la mort
Schwadron
Toroidh
Arditi
Stalhwerk 9
Orplid
Hekate
Triari
Tribe of circle
Camerata mediolanense
Ianva
Foresta di Fero
Wertham
Sonne Hagal
Les Joyaux de la Princesse
Waldteufel
Sturmpercht
Herbst 9
Sophia


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:24 pm 

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:43 pm 

You're right there, Alarm Agents and Martinis... had some class moments but a couple of real duds on them as well


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:59 pm 

I find myself constantly coming back to 'Looking for Europe : The Neo-folk Compendium' lately.

It's four discs of the best of the best, and a seriously broad track selection to boot. All the more well-known names like Blood Axis, Sol Invictus, Tenhi, Changes and Laibach, but also excellent contributions from slightly more obscure ones like Scott Walker, Strawbs, Thee Majesty, Test Department and Andrew King.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1

Scott Walker - The Angels Of Ashes
The Strawbs - The Hangman And The Papist ( Unreleased Version )
Changes - Fire Of Life ( Unreleased Version )
Blood Axis - The Ride ( Unreleased )
Magnet - Willow's Song / Wicker Man Soundtrack
In Gowan Ring - The Wind That Cracks The Leaves
Thee Majesty / Genesis P.Orridge - Thee Little Black Boy ( Unreleased )
The Royal Family And The Poor feat. Peter Hook ( Joy Division, New Order ) - Voices
Paul Roland - Wyndham Hill
Death In June - Runes & Men ( Rare on CD )
Ordo Equitum Solis - Playing With The Fire ( Rare on CD )
T.A.C. - The End Of Day
Sieben - Love's Promise ( Unreleased version )
Mother Destruction - Ride, Rune Ride
Disc 2

Nico - You Forget To Answer
Agnivolok - Henbane ( Unreleased )
Sorrow - Nomadic Man
Sol Invictus - Looking For Europe ( Exclusive New Recorded Version )
Ernte - Stolze Herzen ( Rare Track )
Hekate - Trotz Alledem ( Rare Track )
Orplid - Stille
Forseti - Der Graue König
Darkwood - Der Falken Flug ( Unreleased Version )
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio - The Miscarriage Of Paradise R egained ( Unreleased )
Kirlian Camera - Erinnerung ( Live ) ( Rare Track )
Leakh - Desire ( You Know I'm Gonna Leave You Soon )
Laibach - Predictions Of Fire ( Unreleased )
Disc 3

Andrew King - Have You News Of My Boy Jack? ( Unreleased )
Test Department - Arddyledog Ganu ( Rare on CD )
Camerata Mediolanense - Il Trionfo Di Bacco E Ariana
Argine - Lucente Anima
Ataraxia - Filava Maelis
Hagalaz Runedance - Hel ( The Goddess Of The Underworld )
Werkraum & Lady Morphia - Ornament ( Unreleased )
Sonne Hagal - The Blank Rune ( Unreleased )
Of The Wand And The Moon - My Devotion Will Never Fade
Der Blutharsch - Untitled ( Unreleased )
Gae Bolg - ( Black ) Sabbath
Regard Extreme - Résurgence
Scivias - Passion
Ain Soph - Uljanov ( Live ) ( Unreleased )
Boyd Rice & Friends / Non - Total War ( Live )
Disc 4

Fire + Ice - Dragons In The Sunset
Lux Interna - Horizon
Romowe Rikoito - Weilawei
Ostara - Transsylvania
Allerseelen - Tanz Die Orange
Waldteufel - Wolfsstund
Tenhi - Kielo ( Demo Version )
Empyrium - Die Schwäne Im Schilf
Neun Welten - Valg
Dies Natalis - Angels Of Babylon
Shining Vril - The Stark Burns Out ( Unreleased )

It's the perfect introduction and It'll set you off on so many different musicians. I'm not very experienced with the genre by a long shot, bar the likes of Tenhi and Empyrium but I love this yoke to bits.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:47 pm 

Yeah, I have listened to 'Looking for Europe' a lot. It's essential. Liam, Charles, Paddy - thanks for the recommendations. I have heard some martial industrial like Triarii and Arditi but I never find myself being able to sit through an entire album. My attention simply wanes. Something like 'Fire of Life' by Changes on the other hand captivates me from start to finish. The same goes for 'Lex Talionis' by Sol Invictus and 'Nada!' by Death in June.

John, the Athanor catalogue looks vast and I'm not entirely sure how it is laid out (by Record Label I'm assuming??). Have you any recommendations, keeping in mind my leanings towards the more folky/minimalist stuff as opposed to the martial industrial?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:12 pm 

Have a listen to Tor Lundvall Bar, quality band. 'Strange Fortune' is a great mailorder for neofolk, extremely comprehensive and reliable.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:13 pm 

Heya Bane, yeah the mailorder catalogue is huge and overly complicated. I was just referring to the Athanor releases themselves, of which I'd recommend Blood Axis/LJDLP and Sentiers Conflictuels. The latter are quite droney electronics and soundscapes rather than acoustic so maybe not what you're looking for, right up my street though.

Not a military rhythm in sight either


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:18 pm 

Barry, in terms of label I'd recomend Cold Spring as they release killer stuffs and have most likely everything from this scene available on their catalogue, look at their online shop there's a description for each cd they've got for sale.

Personally I'd rather go on soulseek first thing and download shitloads of stuff and then just delete what doesn't suit my tastes.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:29 pm 

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:33 pm 

ResidentOfBok wrote:
more obscure ones like Scott Walker


hahaha,scott walker obscure?he had his own tv show at one stage you madser, just looked at wikipedia and he was on a james bond soundtrack too.your parents probably would know of him.guess he's not neofolk though, far better than that.

neo folk is a load of shite 99% of the time in fairness,seems like something people get into for the imagery because most of the music certaintly isn't up to much.all current 93,all boyd rice(wouldn't call the majority of his tuff neo folk though?)the odd death in june song.....all you need i think.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:37 pm 

Well I'd never heard of him! :lol: Now that you mention it, it did ring a bell but I had no idea in connection to what. It's a savage track though.

EDIT - Ah, it's your man who wrote that album 'The Drift' that I've heard so much about. Really must pick that up.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:42 pm 

Hellvomit wrote:
Don't know how I forgot Changes. Fire of life has to be one of my fave albums.

Calling Changes neo-folk is doing them a grave disservice given that neo-folk generally means "can't play an instrument but we'll ramshackle some ideas and loops together". Excellent, powerful, challenging band however.


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