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The Golden Apples of the Sun Radio Show
February 19, 2011, 6:08 am
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Hey Freak-Folksters check out the new radio show and the new blog with show streams  here



comus – freak-folk
February 6, 2010, 9:59 am
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Connoisseurs of freak-folk look no further Comus are the real deal – 2010 album of the year – well its actually from 1971!!! , This stuff is totally whacked-out. They actually reformed in 2007 and still sound raw and freaky. The recently released compilation Comus – The Complete Collection is exquisitely remastered and is like an aurally induced LSD trip. Check out Comus official and Comus myspace.

Comus – The Herald

Comus – Song For Comus

The British Film Institute are releasing “Permissive”, a film made in 1970 by Lindsay Shonteff, on DVD and Blu-ray disc as part of their Flipside collection. Comus provided much of the score for this film, and also made a brief appearance in one of the scenes.



Tubular Bells
January 7, 2010, 1:07 pm
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Folk Psych-heads – Be afraid as I am sure this post will get bigger…and there is a Jethro Tull one coming too…

Mike Oldfield meets The Orb – at last!!! … and with real instruments too!!

Tubular Bells Disco – I can feel a bit of Donna Summer here…

For the purists – trust me this really gets going!!! – folk/prog rock heaven for sure

…No actually this is folk/rock prog heaven…I wish I had been there chilling with them

behind the scenes…


and if you are a real folk-head and don’t happen to have a 20 piece orchestra…

and after some searching…. Tubular Bells Side 1 played on church bells – oh yeah!!!!

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Nick Drake vs. Marvin Gaye
August 1, 2009, 9:58 am
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Nick Drake vs. Marvin Gaye – could it work? – is it sacrilege?

nick drake

Its the annual Claude Mono Nick Drake Festival – a week where Claude does nothing (well musically speaking) except listen to Nick Drake’s complete body of work over and over again. You can do this in a week and still have taken a very deep dive into Tanworth-in-Arden and a journey into the very soul of what music and musicianship is all about. As a part of this year’s celebrations I was over at Nick Drake.com and was alerted to a fine piece of work which I believe is credited to (although possibly not authorised by the estate) to an orange coloured robot called nemzob and can be found here  But you can check it out right here by clicking the little button.

P.S. It works for me.