Thanks for this review Andy. "Old Ideas" is the first album I have ever pre-ordered, but as a songwriter, Leonard Cohen has always been my mentor-in absentia. Homage is due. And what you say is true. His insights are transcendent and resonate regardless of your affiliation.
Hi!I didn't find any contact info so I use this way. And yes, I like Leonard Cohen too. I like your blog and what you write about so maybe you will like my music too. Please check out the new release from the artist Laike that will be released on the 27th of February on the British folk label Les Cousins Music. Start with this song: http://laike.bandcamp.com/track/bygger-stegar-upp-till-himmelen and if you like it you can hear the whole album here: http://laike.bandcamp.com/From some reviews:"With a piano-led riff, bringing to mind the Canterbury sound, the final track “Tankefabriken” has a bright energetic groove that makes you smile before drifting into a deep forest drone without any warning, great stuff and an excellent way to round off a wonderful collection." - TerrascopeSo immediately I went to check the album and the label and I discovered an amazing psych-folk album, that sounds like a modern Synesthesia, Trees, Dando Shaft, with touches of a more upbeat Espers vibe. John Martyn-like guitar picking, electric guitar, Sitar, Wurlitzer and other retro sounds creates a really beautiful production and songs. I can’t understand a word but who cares. This is a must have for people who miss the acid-folk revival of 2006 - Small Town Romance"A very nice album, fitting with what can be heard in the (best examples of the) progressive scene in Sweden nowadays (so this band would work perfectly with such bands on stage in the live arena)." - Pshychevanhefolk
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