a series of out of print 3" CD-R's released by the elusive, extended family of forest-people known as Jewelled Antler Collective. they make a mysterious, borderless, maleable and ever shifting type of contemporary Acid-Folk, Improvised-Folk, Avant Folk, whateveryawannacallit. each edition has its own form and focus but the dominant sound is one made with mostly acoustic, site-specific and some subtle electronic sources, blending with atmospherics and the free-floating song forms to create gentle tableaus of psychedelic ambience. this is a space that feels so right, and so necessary - new tree-hugger and hippie music that is not new-age-y, not sachrine, and not ironic - somewhere between field recording, sound art, noise, drone, improvisation and song-craft. these recordings are idiosyncratic and filled with a kind of innocence, a wild, raw beauty, open to the vibrations of the universe. non-specific in terms of mood, sometimes blissful, sometimes kind of sinister, the music goes from structured to totally free, often evoking the spirit of the woods, where processes unfold with the profound indifference of nature.
most are easy and soothing, some are a little more difficult. first 2 volumes are abstract noise-drone affairs, the acoustic guitars come in by the 3rd, and the singing soon after that.
these were originally posted by Blissfulwizard. all the thanks to him for making these otherwise lost little gems available.
Vol. 1 Green Laughter (Loren Chasse) - Green Laughter
Volume 2 Tomes - The Dreadful Gift
Vol. 3 The Ivytree - The Sun Is the Lamp
Vol. 4 Hala Strana - Karst
Vol. 5 Dead Raven Choir - Their Feet Are the Foraging Ground For Wolves
Vol. 6 Famous Boating Party - Silvery Branches
Vol. 7 Uton - Zwuij
Vol. 8 Claypipe - Wayside
Vol. 9 The Muons - The Well at Land's End
Vol. 10 Thuja - Fable
Vol. 11 Kemialliset Ystävät - Nuuha Ni Haka
Vol. 12 Fursaxa - Harbinger of Spring