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Mezentus
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:11 am 
 

So I really like acoustic music, but sadly.. I don't have much.
Basically, just give me some acoustic, folk, or song-writer's music.
Simple as that. Here are some artists I enjoy..

Ulver's acoustic album is amazing. Anything close to that would be the best.

Nick Drake. Listening to Pink Moon right now, and I think I might be falling in love. I like the soothing vocals and beautiful guitar work.

Tattle Tale, an all female acoustic "riot grrl"? band. I'm not much for the vocals, but the acoustic song-writing is great.

Devendra Banhart, a folk mastermind. I love everything he has done, but Rejoicing In Our Hands is a wonderful album.

Neutral Milk Hotel is an indie band that is fucking great. Good example of what else I like.

The acid folk band Comus. If anybody is familiar with First Utterance, they will know why I like this.


Any help? Would be much appreciated :)



EDIT - Neofolk is welcome too. I have two Death In June albums, they sound kinda... repetitive, but is'al'goo'.

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HumanWaste5150
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:30 am 
 

Empyrium's Where at Night the Wood Grouse Plays is similar to Ulver's acoustic album. There is tons of songs on youtube that you can sample from that album such as this one. Uaral has some very beautiful acoustic guitar but also include on occasion guttural vocals and electric guitars.
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probert
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:31 am 
 

van morrison's astral weeks will blow your mind. seriously you need it. its nothing like 'brown eyed girl' or the later stuff.

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Call_From_The_Tower
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Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:31 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:40 am 
 

Couple of bands:

VĂ¡li - Norwegian one-man folk band that plays music quite similar to Ulver's first one. They've only released the one demo, Forlatt, but it is absolutely stunning and brilliant. Read Gutterscream's review for it, sums it up quite well. You really should get this, you will not be disappointed.

October Falls - Finnish band that has now started playing folk/black metal, but originally started out as an acoustic folk band. Music is again quite similar to Ulver, but should be to your liking. The first few releases, Marras, Sarastus and Tuoni are all in this style and are all very good.

SIG:AR:TYR - Canadian band that again has moved onto playing metal, but started out as an acoustic project. The demo, The Stranger, and the first full length, Sailing the Seas of Fate, should both interest you. Kind of a weird project actually, the main aspect of the music is rather simple acoustic guitar but with these virtuosic solos throughout.

You might also want to check out a guy from Tasmania called Cary Lewincamp if you can find his stuff. It's a little hard to get unless you actually buy it from his site, but you can listen to samples and whatnot on his site as well. Awesome acoustic music.

Also check out Tenhi. They're an amazing neo-folk band from Finland. All of their albums are absolutely stunning but if you're interested in more traditional acoustic folk-based music, then check out their first album Kauan. Amazing band and album.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:41 am 
 

Naervaer http://metal-archives.com/band.php?id=13542
superb album of experimental acoustics, very unique and atmospheical

The young gods - Knock on wood
http://www.myspace.com/theyounggods

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TheMartyrOfBeauty
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:11 am 
 

In Gowan Ring, Faun Fables, Fausto, Johnny Flynn, Kazuki Tomokawa, Noah And The Whale, Old Jerusalem, Perry Leopold, Sangre Cavallum, Shuji Inaba, Solanaceae, Steve Von Till, Those Poor Bastards, Tom Waits... Also, not absolutely acoustic, but if you like Neutral Milk Hotel, you'll love The Rural Alberta Advantage.

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Mezentus
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Joined: Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:23 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:06 pm 
 

HumanWaste5150 wrote:
Empyrium's Where at Night the Wood Grouse Plays is similar to Ulver's acoustic album. There is tons of songs on youtube that you can sample from that album such as this one. Uaral has some very beautiful acoustic guitar but also include on occasion guttural vocals and electric guitars.


This. Is. Perfect. Thanks! I'm definitely going to get this RIGHT NOW.

SIG:AR:TYR is very good as well, I like this. Same with October Falls and Tenhi.


Another band I forgot to mention: Munruthel. A very haunting [yet amazing] ambient folk band, same with Nest, anything else that is similar to these?

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theposega
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:15 pm 
 

Bon Iver's "For Emma, Forever Ago" is highly, HIGHLY reccomended. Also, City and Colour.

EDIT: Iron and Wine's first album ("The Creek Drank the Cradle") is a nice, kinda lo-fi folk album.
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Mezentus
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:18 pm 
 

Thanks posega.
I've been told Bon Iver is great, so I guess now is my calling.

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theposega
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:21 pm 
 

Mezentus wrote:
Thanks posega.
I've been told Bon Iver is great, so I guess now is my calling.


Anytime. :thumbsup: Since you mentioned Nick Drake, have you tried Elliott Smith?
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Mezentus
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:33 pm 
 

theposega wrote:
Mezentus wrote:
Thanks posega.
I've been told Bon Iver is great, so I guess now is my calling.


Anytime. :thumbsup: Since you mentioned Nick Drake, have you tried Elliott Smith?


Nope. Is he a must?

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theposega
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:36 pm 
 

Some would say so. I only have his first album, which was recorded in a basement. His second album is supposedly "very dark".
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unclevladistav
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:16 pm 
 

I'd recommend checking out Drudkh's "Songs of Grief & Solitude", their acoustic/folk album.

I second everything Call_From_The_Tower said (a while back I posted with a similar request, and I think you were the one who suggested those to me. A belated thanks to you).

Empyrium's middle two albums should fit the mold as well, have yet to listen to the most recent so can't speak for it.

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TROLLbarn
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Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:05 am
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:35 pm 
 

I recommend "Forseti". It's nice acoustic neofolk. There are plenty of their songs on youtube.

Btw: I always wondered if there was something like MA for neofolk and neomedieval music as well.

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Gorgo
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:59 pm 
 

If you're looking for some good acoustic songs, search for "Forlorn in Silence" by Lord Belial. I'm not a fan, but it is really a great song. Lycanthropy's Spell also has some nice acoustic songs and acoustic parts in songs that are wonderful.

Edit: Forgot "Stajemy Jak Ojce" from Piorun, folk/ambient.
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aptrgangr
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:55 am 
 

If you enjoyed the acoustic Ulver album, you might want to check out Vurgart (from Germany) & Musk Ox (from Canada):

http://www.myspace.com/vurgart
http://www.myspace./com/embraceinashes

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ngwoo
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:42 am 
 

Eluveitie did an acoustic album, Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion.

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Zhuinden
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Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:35 pm
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Location: Hungary
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:20 am 
 

Vinterriket's 2009 album Horizontmelancholie might be in your alley. It was in mine! :P

I also recommend Nebelung.

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blackaries
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Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:47 am
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:58 am 
 

Haven't you tried Uaral's Lament EP?

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DefacedLunacy
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:32 pm 
 

Folkearth's songs of yore
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Crick
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:15 pm 
 

If my memory serves me right, Senmuth's "Morning Depth..." is an entirely acoustic album played with various types of folk instruments (acoustic guitar, dutar, etc...)
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