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View Poll Results: Vote for a new FAIR album before 30 Nov.
Ali Farka Touré + Ry Cooder 0 0%
Spires That In The Sunset Rise 2 50.00%
LAST CHANCE for Nico 0 0%
Sibylle Baier 1 25.00%
Various Putumayo Artists 0 0%
Greg Brown 1 25.00%
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vote for a new FAIR album before 30 Nov.

Every two weeks the Folk And International Roots Album Club will vote for an album that they will listen to and discuss in the coming weeks.
Anyone can vote in this poll, but if you vote, please follow through and be ready to discuss whichever album wins the poll.
These are the candidates to choose from :-

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Talking Timbuktu - Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder (1994)



This one's new to me but sounds promising.

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This Is Fire (2006) by Spires That in the Sunset Rise



This Is Fire, Spires That in the Sunset Rise's most accessible album, is not only a great entry point for the band (an all-female one at that), but also free folk and avant-folk. Of course, I use the term "accessible" lightly mainly due to the fact that this album is still very experimental... Squeaky/beautiful violins, ominous guitar playing, and vocals similar to that of The Raincoats and (occasionally) the almighty Comus. This band is slowly becoming one of my favorite folk artists... along with Big Blood, Jandek, and Bert Jansch, and I hope we all get a chance to listen and discuss it in the future.
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Desertshore (1970) by Nico



You probably know of this album... So I won't say too much about it. It's experimental, folky, dark, drone-like, and it has very unique female vocals. I'll finish on a few quick notes: she's not tone-deaf (like many claim), she has the most interesting solo career out of all the other Velvets (in my opinion), and this album isn't completely murdered by her harmonium playing (such as in a few of her previous releases).
^ This album has appeared in a total of six FAIR album club polls, but it has never scored very well. So, following the club rules, this is its LAST CHANCE week: if it´s not voted for in this poll, it´ll be stood down.

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Colour Green by Sibylle Baier (Recorded 1970-73, released 2006)

^ “ Haunting, intimate, fragile“ are the words that turn up elsewhere on the internet to describe an album which is far removed from the usual commercially-inspired exercises. In fact it was apparently recorded at Sibylle`s home, just for private circulation, and was only released 30 years later, at her son`s insistence. Can`t get much better Folk credentials than that.


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Compilator (it's a seal, not a person): Putumayo
Album's name: African Odyssey
Year: 2001


Samples can be listened on Amazon:
Amazon.com : Music Sampler

I nominate it for those songs:

Sinama Denw - Habib Koite
Mar - Augusto Cego
Kecu Minino Na Tchora - Bidinte
Raki - Oliver Mtukudzi
The Well - Seydu
Fundo Di Matu - Manecas Costa
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Greg Brown - The Evening Call (2006)



Rather mellow album from a prolific musician.

WIKI




We`re down to just six albums to choose from this week and the curse of the LAST CHANCE has now fallen on NICO too. Will she be the first of the last-chancers to win a poll ? Well, that`s up to us.

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First nominated back in August, the album "This Is Fire" by Spires That In The Sunset Rise has at last been selected.

Does this album live up to the intrigue of its cover, its description and its band name ?
The best way to find out is to listen to it now, and check out the discussion thread that`ll open on Dec.7.
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