[tags: acoustic, folk, compilation, 2009, FREE]
Listen while reading:
Valerie Graham – Love Henry (from Rohr) download it!
Ilana Cameron and Kurt Goltz – Bluebell (from Rohr) download it!
A Hawk And A Hacksaw – Vasalisa Carries A Flaming Skull Through The Forest (from Rohr) download it!
Nick Caceres – Apostle’s Drink (from Rohr) download it!
As we all like good music for free and we all like some good acoustic folk, I’m sure everyone will like Rohr, a free two disc compilation offered by net label Peppermill Records. Indeed the word compilation does not really describe the nature of the release for it combines snapshots of two days full of music, wandering, enjoying nature and having some good times. The label writes:
“On the weekend of August the 21st, 2009, we hiked up to Rohr Lake for our second annual Peppermill Music Festival, for a week of mountains, meadows and music. Here we present you with some of the highlights heard round the campfire during those two nights…“
“Highlights heard round the campfire”, that would be a suitable subtitle for the whole collection of acoustic folk songs, small talking, story telling and laughing. I think it was a masterstroke to not only include the bare songs but rather all of the noises and the talking surrounding them. This creates a very, very intimate atmosphere and the whole compilation really delivers the feeling of one self being present all the time – a feature only the best folk records and artist archieve.
Musically you can find everything from happy sing alongs to somber instrumental pieces played by accordion and violin. The quality of the recordings is very good and is far away from just beeing lumbering sound squeak – even the crackling camp fire and the thunder is wonderfully recorded and adds an incomparable naturalness to the songs. The envoirment is just perfect for this kind of music and you totally get the feeling of what folk is all about: friendship, a place to share ones thoughts and emotions, nature and the proof that the real music only exists in peoples’ hearts far way from mainstream and major labels. I’m getting sentimental and idealistic here, but you know what I mean and if you listen to this compilation you will feel it too.
To receive the present Peppermill Records offers you, just visit their label site and download this great two disc set of music for free. You won’t be disappointed – only one thing would have been even cooler: if this would exist as a 2xLP version. But anyways, don’t miss it!