SongOfTheFens

SongOfTheFens

A Garden, Redshifting

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SongOfTheFens -
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Sometimes you stumble across an artist like Foxtails Brigade, buried in the 13th page of the RYM Chamber Folk chart, and you realize that so many people are going to miss out on an artist that's really worth their attention. So here's the first of (hopefully) many descriptive recommendations so that I'm not the only one on this goddamn website that has heard some of these wonderful albums.

No. 1: Foxtails Brigade - Foxtails Brigade

*Start with: We Are Not Ourselves, the opener, it's such a ... read more
SongOfTheFens -
90
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A hollowed, austere piano chord lingers in darkness. The dog woke me, desperate whines carry quick through an empty house. Sleep is alluring, but piss in the carpet certainly isn’t. The chord repeats as I greet her in the hallway and match her drowsy amble. Moonlight slips in through the open blinds at the end of the hall, just enough to catch in her sooty coat. This is a dreadfully early encounter, Luna.

Same chord. New releases are a pleasant surprise for a ... read more
SongOfTheFens -
90
"Crack Up", as a title, feels all the more appropriate with the arrival of "Shore".

The former was fractured not just in name; the sound was erosion personified, the breaking down of composure when facing the breadth of life, as if watching waves slice the bluffs that hold your home in place.
The latter is less companion piece, more conclusion. The swell washes out, and as it recedes, a shoreline is birthed anew from the froth. You descend to the shore, and gaze up at ... read more
SongOfTheFens -
80
Agnes Obel is an artist of mood.

Her debut "Philharmonics" revels in it’s brooding simplicity, Obel pairs her wistful voice with a single guitar or piano as you wander through neverending, yet familiar halls. The broader chamber instrumentation of "Aventine" burns hot, as you search desperately for its light in heavy stygian black. The manipulated vocals and vitreous violins refracting across crystalline walls disorients you, lost forever as a "Citizen of ... read more
SongOfTheFens -
80
"And if there have to be words, they could just be: now only, and there's no end."

Thank you, Phil. You shared with us your entire being for over 20 years. I hope you've found as much solace in you as all of us have.

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Reviews are just some thoughts or experiences I had with an album, song, etc. that I think you would get something out of reading.

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