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Old 10-31-2011, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default It's Avant-Folk Week.



RYM's Top rated avant-folk releases

This week comes with a fun game! Write a definition of avant-folk for the first post, because I didn't find one on short notice before making the thread! Yaaaay!
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I didnt know there was such a thing
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Definition: contemporary folk music with experimental tendencies. (I suppose that'll do, haha).

A few artists who make up this genre are: Nico, Mister Salmon, Big Blood, Jandek, Erica Pomerance, Godz, The Holy Modal Rounders, and Tim Buckley.













Godz were more than just avant-folk, though. They held a lot of influence in the creation of noise rock, krautrock (mainly Neu!), and freak folk.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Really enjoyed the Big Blood album that track you posted is from. Can't find it to buy it of course.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How can something be avant folk?
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How can something be avant folk?
That's an ambiguous question. Where's the confusion?
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Really enjoyed the Big Blood album that track you posted is from. Can't find it to buy it of course.
Yea, every time I share a song of theirs with someone, they end up either liking it or loving it. I'm truly surprised at their lack of popularity really...
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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How can something be avant folk?
Quite easily, 'Avant' means advance, and Avant Folk music involves musicians taking elements of the folk genre and advancing beyond standard conventions through experimentation.

Incidentally, one of my favourite sub-genres.
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Stuff like this:

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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^Yep

A good contemporary avant-folkist:

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