Trappist Afterland – Allegory of Stars/ Sacred Geometry


Unplug yourself from the strife of modern life and let your mind get lost in the timeless folk sounds of Trappist Afterland’s new lathe-cut single, Allegory of Stars/ Sacred Geometry.

The Australian acid folk group is in top form, as they lean heavily into a stripped down, traditional approach on this release. With the exception of some minimal overdubbing and the backing of a subtle sitar-like drone, these swaying songs are rather elemental in their recording. This arrangement allows for the pleasant vocals and the delicate interplay of the band’s acoustic guitars and dulcimer to get the focus that they truly deserve.

With their back-to-basics instrumentation and sweetly bucolic harmonies, the group here at times bears similarities to psychedelic folk favorites like Heron and Bridget St. John. Much like the work of those artists, this is the kind of music that you can put on when you want to feel like you’re in a forest but you’re stuck indoors.

While the physical release by Sonido Polifonico might already be sold out (you have to watch that site like a hawk for new releases!) you can still get a digital download from Trappist Afterland’s Bandcamp page.


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Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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