Sairie – The Trembling Earth

Moved by the stark isolation of the pandemic, Sairie has returned with a striking new EP. February’s beautiful Scarlet and Blue release was indeed a difficult act to follow, yet The Trembling Earth goes above and beyond and actually raises the bar for the group. Each of the three songs here—two new originals and a classic Thomas Moore poem—isContinue reading “Sairie – The Trembling Earth”

May 2020 Roundup

Man-oh-man, the physical and not-so-phsical record crates have been quite full over the last month. Here’s a quick run down of some of the sounds that have turned our heads and grabbed our ears over the last 30 days or so…  Munehiro Narita – Live Performance: San Francisco Let’s start things off with a bang,Continue reading “May 2020 Roundup”

Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP

The delicate folk songs of Sairie’s Scarlet and Blue EP transport you to remote floral landscapes and lush forests of England’s past. The Brighton band plays gently melodic originals that feel so steeped in tradition, you’d swear that they were sourced from the Cecil Sharpe House’s folk archives. Sairie, which is comprised of Emma Morton on autoharp, JonContinue reading “Sairie – Scarlet and Blue EP”

April 2020 Roundup

Well, we all may me locked up inside our homes right now, but that doesn’t mean we have to be quiet about it! Here’s a handful of new releases that’ll make your time in isolation way more exciting. Galecstasy – Surprise  Galecstasy’s Surprise is certainly one of the most varied and unexpected releases of the year, touchingContinue reading “April 2020 Roundup”

Dark Leaves – Grey Stone in The Wood

The shade of a forgotten grave, the call of a starling unseen, and resurrected secrets of the old gods are but a few of the many strange and wonderful things that dwell within the music of Grey Stone in The Wood. Dark Leaves, the current solo project of Patrick Aston, blends the starker sounds of EnglishContinue reading “Dark Leaves – Grey Stone in The Wood”

Rowan : Morrison – Fields of Frost

If you like to honor the traditions of old during your holiday season while simultaneously looking ahead into a bright future, then there’s a place in your heart for Rowan : Morrison’s chilly Fields of Frost. That’s right, Angeline Morrison and Stephen Stannard (whom you may recognize from our frequent coverage of Meadowsilver and The RowanContinue reading “Rowan : Morrison – Fields of Frost”

An Interview with Meadowsilver

Meadowsilver is an act that all faithful RCU readers should be familiar with by now. For the uninitiated however, the band is a supergroup of psych and experimental UK folk artists that combines electronics with traditional acoustic instrumentation to create an enigmatic and dreamlike world that is as steeped in the practices of old BritainContinue reading “An Interview with Meadowsilver”

Alison Cotton – The Girl I Left Behind Me

Ghosts and the shadows of the past haunt every groove of The Girl I Left Behind Me, the latest solo-project by The Left Outsides’ Alison Cotton. The title track on the A-side of this 10-inch record is the soundtrack to a telling of a Muriel Spark ghost story, which was broadcasted on the BBC forContinue reading “Alison Cotton – The Girl I Left Behind Me”

The Record Crates United Mixtape Autumn Special on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST

To celebrate my favorite season, I’ll be presenting a special 2-hour long episode tonight that is totally devoted to autumnal British and psych folk music. Featuring the likes of PG Six, The Woods Band, The Memory Band and many others, this mix will surely make you one of the October People. Check it out here:Continue reading “The Record Crates United Mixtape Autumn Special on Dunebuggyradio.com Tonight @ 8pm EST”

The Woolf Music II festival

Thankfully, we live in a time where psychedelic music festivals are held annually everywhere from Saigon to Milwaukee, but I believe that none of these, nor the eclectic line ups of the infamous All Tomorrow’s Parties and I’ll Be Your Mirror festivals, if it weren’t for the Terrastock festivals. From 1997 to 2008, the festivals wereContinue reading “The Woolf Music II festival”