Cloudscape #67: December 2016

First mix for Decem­ber, feat. Sabled Sun, Umwelt, K’an, Mar­cus Fjell­ström, Selvans & Down­fall of Nur, San­gre de Muer­d­ago, Krotz Stru­der, Stone Breath, Dirk Ser­ries, Mer­chants, Arbre du Ténéré, and Kinit Her.

Review: Sangre de Muerdago - Deixademe Morrer no Bosque (2013)

Like last year’s tape on Brave Mys­ter­ies, this new full length by the cur­rently Ger­many-based San­gre de Muer­d­ago is an excel­lent reminder of what is great about neo­folk. Though mostly devoid of the psy­che­delic trap­pings of some artists we’ve admired through the years, the band does weld together a num­ber of dif­fer­ent local sounds, with ele­ments taken from vari­ous European areal styles, and per­haps a bit of US neo­folk as well. This is a subtle dif­fer­ence from the pre­vi­ous release, which I clas­si­fied as mostly typ­ic­ally Ger­man. It might be me, but I think I can hear a few more diverse threads picked up here.