Some of these bands (As All Die and Life Toward Twilight -- but if you like experimental, noise, or film score music, you may like them) aren't old time at all, but Changes, The Lindbergh Baby, and The Ancient and the Transmundane sure are. Almost purely acoustic instrumentation, and their themes -- ancient paganism/heathenism -- sure are old. I cannot recommend Changes enough. Formed in Chicago in the late '60's, really timeless and beautiful, very poetic lyrics, just two men, one playing acoustic guitar, both singing harmonies. There's perhaps a Celtic flare to them, but more than just that. The Lindbergh Baby and The Ancient and the Transmundane have resemble psych folk, and perhaps The Lindbergh Baby even have a trace of country and blues. Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre are sort-of ragtime with really creative modern production.
I don't know if anyone in this community lives anywhere near the event, but the least I can do is expose you to this music and hope that you like it.
If anything, you can listen to these bands (except The Lindbergh Baby, sadly) perform live on Prime Audio Soup on WRIU on Friday, April 20th from 9 pm to Midnight Eastern Standard Time! Yes, you can find streaming audio on WRIU's web site!
Details for the live show in Northampton, MA, United States on Saturday, April 21st as follows ...
A Night of Esoteric Folk Music and Apocalyptic Soundscapes
The legendary predecessors and elder statesmen of neofolk. Timeless, rousing, tuneful folk music ablaze with the Fire of Life. On Tesco and HauRuck!
see also: official Changes web site
The Lindbergh Baby
Heathen psychedelic folk, or "psychoactive folklore". Led by Scott Broderick of Blood Axis. Neuropa Records.
As All Die
Martial industrial + dark ambient + doomladen neofolk/neoclassical. Dying Empylver Productions.
see also:official As All Die web site
Life Toward Twilight
Chilling ambient soundscapes with neoclassical overtones.
see also: official Life Toward Twilight web site
Thomas Nöla et son Orchestre
"Ragtime for the modern epoch."
see also: Eskimo Films
And also featuring a short set of stark, ravaged acoustic compositions by
The Ancient and the Transmundane
Music before and between sets courtesy of DJ Heathen Panzer, host of Chaos Sedated on Radio Free Satan.
CDs and other merchandise will be sold by Tesco USA, so bring cash -- I know I will! ;)
Saturday, April 21st, 2007
upstairs at Eagles, 270 Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
7 pm (note time change)
$7 -- admission will be on sale at the door, but can also be reserved by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org