VESPER KENNINGS: Songs Of Verdant Bone, Eight Wreathen Hoorahs For Weary Hearts Release year: 2022Label: self-released It’s a couple of years now since I first became acquainted with the Finnish project Vesper Kennings through their two demos. Already on those, … Continue reading Singing of verdant bone
ELK TOOTH: Never Give All The Heart Release year: 2022Label: Steinklang Industries Naysayers sometimes say that all neofolk is the same: simple, repetitive strummed acoustic guitar, understated male vocals, windchimes. Of course, I’ll grant them this much, there is a … Continue reading When to give all the heart?
KAELTE: Lieblingslieder Release year: 2021Label: self-released You can hardly be faulted for asking “Kaelte who?” – this German neofolk act aren’t household names even in the neofolk scene. I don’t have any recollection of how I first discovered them, but … Continue reading Kaelte revitalizing the old
DARKWOOD: Twilight Garden Release year: 2020Label: HeidenVolk There are only a precious few neofolk acts in the world who’ve managed to truly break out from the decidedly esoteric confines of the genre – apart from the old guard of Death … Continue reading Twilight Darkwoods