Mix: The Freeing of Folk

A collection of pieces on the fringes of folk music, where the communal, earthy atmosphere has been lifted from the bounds of rhythm and conventional structure and carried into a realm of unbridled beauty. These tracks are often ecstatic and sublime, but there is also a mysterious energy that lurks beneath.

Kemialliset Ystävät

00:00. Jackie-O Motherfucker – “Amazing Grace” from Fig. 5 (Road Cone, 2000)

10:01. Davenport – “Free Country” from Free Country (Foxglove, 2004)

13:00. Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice – “Sun Sets on Clarion” from Gipsy Freedom (5 Rue Christine, 2006)

15:20. Three Forks – “Firewood” from Firewood (Metonymic, 2005)

19:44. The Hands Free – “Needle & Thread” from The Hands Free (New Amsterdam, 2018)

26:24. Scatter – “Orbling” from Surprising Sing, Stupendous Love (Pickled Egg, 2004)

29:07. Mike Cooper & Tasos Stamou – excerpt of first untitled track from London Taximi (Coherent States, 2017)

34:32. Kemialliset Ystävät – “Valojuopot” from Kemialliset Ystävät (Fonal, 2007)

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