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Thank you! It isn't like the rest of the album' date=' that's for sure, but I had to put it on there - it's the one that got me started with putting the album together. I still think it's one of the best things I've done.[/quote'] Tonally it's a substantial departure from the rest of the album, but it still uses elements hinted at in the other songs.
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Tonally it's a substantial departure from the rest of the album' date=' but it still uses elements hinted at in the other songs.[/quote'] Heh, yes, there are some things I can't get away from. Funny you should say that... The original idea that I was working on for Oak Knoll was actually a full album based on that sort of semi-acoustic sound, tentatively entitled "Departure". I set out to write an acoustic album and look what happened. I think I lack discipline.:D I did worry a little bit that it would be too jarring of a difference, but in the end I decided it would be fine if it was.
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Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance Woke up with the song "My Twin" in my head so I put on the album
Well, very good way to start a morning :) That's one of the best albums of Katatonia in my opinion. I listen to Eluveitie - Inis Mona. I always HATED this band, but actually this track is pretty good... I will defenitely give a try to the full album. Also a track 'Omnos' sounds really great, but I love pure folk music in general, so that's not a big surprise that I enjoy it either hehe.
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lovely melodies to wing along with :D
And this whole time, I thought you were at least human... :D
I listen to it a lot lately. The lyrics are good :)
The lyrics were part of what turned me off initially, especially the line "he went too far, the fucker" - seemed out of place coming from Jonas. But as with so many other things, I got into it after a while, started to buy his little noir fiction thing. I wing along with it myself sometimes. ;)
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@FatherAlabaster Mari Boine, Wardruna, Din Brad, Lord Wind, Daemonia Nymphe, Faun, Current 93, Death In June, Sol Invictus, Fejd, Clannad, even Enya haha. From more purely folk music: Percival, Dikanda, Jar (PL), The Chieftains... The last one is from Ireland - celtic music is very popular, you shouldn't have problems in finding something for you ;) There is a well done article about neofolk on Wiki, by the way. I started my journey with this genre there (from Faun band), so I recommend you to check it out.

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And this whole time' date=' I thought you were at least [i']human... :D The lyrics were part of what turned me off initially, especially the line "he went too far, the fucker" - seemed out of place coming from Jonas. But as with so many other things, I got into it after a while, started to buy his little noir fiction thing. I wing along with it myself sometimes. ;)
hihi :D Yea that line is strange. But it also kind of fits.
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@FatherAlabaster Mari Boine, Wardruna, Din Brad, Lord Wind, Daemonia Nymphe, Faun, Current 93, Death In June, Sol Invictus, Fejd, Clannad, even Enya haha. From more purely folk music: Percival, Dikanda, Jar (PL), The Chieftains... The last one is from Ireland - celtic music is very popular, you shouldn't have problems in finding something for you ;) There is a well done article about neofolk on Wiki, by the way. I started my journey with this genre there (from Faun band), so I recommend you to check it out.
That's great, thanks. I've heard quite a few of those - a bunch of my friends listened to Current 93/DIJ, also Afro Celt Sound System and similar acts when I was a teenager, and I grew up listening to The Chieftains. There are a couple of acts like Garmarna and Annbjorg Lien, and this Scottish fiddle player whose name I can't recall, who had a few amazing songs but did mostly garbage. Some of the Celtic stuff does it for me (some of Donal Clancy's solo guitar is great!) but I think I prefer Scandinavian and Eastern European melodies, and I really can't stomach the new-age or smooth jazz end of the spectrum. I'm also a big fan of the oldest recording in the "Le Mystere de Voix Bulgare" collection though it's not really folk, those voices just cut right through me. I'll check out those bands I'm unfamiliar with, and thank you!
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this Scottish fiddle player whose name I can't recall' date='[/quote'] Alastair Frasier? My mom loves the Chieftains. The Elders are an Irish band she likes that do sort of a folk/rock thing but not as annoying as Dropkick Murphys. Wicked Tinkers is another folk group that I heard at the highland games one year that my mom and a couple of friends liked.
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Alastair Frasier? My mom loves the Chieftains. The Elders are an Irish band she likes that do sort of a folk/rock thing but not as annoying as Dropkick Murphys. Wicked Tinkers is another folk group that I heard at the highland games one year that my mom and a couple of friends liked.
Hm, no, it wasn't him. I'll listen to his stuff though, thank you! The guy I'm thinking of is quite a bit younger, and he was doing more of a fusion with rock and electronic music. Not always a success, but he had a couple of cool tracks. I could never get into Dropkick, man, so many of my friends dug them - I don't like punk, couldn't take the vocals, too simplistic for my taste. Less annoying sounds better, though. Thanks!
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