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All music experimental, different and original, created by unorthodox means.
This group was started by me(welterwill) to get new experimental musicians together and have them give opinion ,ideas, and advice to one another. I was hoping musicians in this group would meet each other and collaborate on music using skype or any messager to send files ,loops,tracks,samples back and forth. That's a good way to create new sounds and original tracks. my skype name is of course "welterwill"
Freak folk is a genre of folk music associated with contemporary artists such as Animal Collective, Davenport, Devendra Banhart, CocoRosie, Panda Bear, Kelli Ali, Joanna Newsom, Vetiver, Bowerbirds, Greg Weeks, Hecuba, Akron/Family, Rio en Medio, Sufjan Stevens, Sean Hayes, and The Dodos, and with artists of the 1960s and 1970s such as Holy Modal Rounders, The Incredible String Band, The Godz and The Fugs.
Freak folk draws from traditional folk music and uses mainly acoustic instrumentation, but introduces elements of avant-garde music and psychedelic folk, often featuring uncommon sounds, themes, and vocal styles.
I personally don't think of it as a negative sort of "freak"... it's like the sort of freak you love... the good weird, you know? :)
New experiences, sounds from another world, dementia perfect environment - relaxation. Surround sound experimentation of unusual and unique lines.
Washington D.C Northern Virginia Maryland
Freak folk: "Freak folk draws from traditional folk music and uses mainly acoustic instrumentation, but introduces elements of avant-garde music, baroque pop and psychedelic folk, often featuring uncommon sounds, themes, and vocal styles."
Art music: (or serious music, or erudite music) is an umbrella term used to refer to musical traditions implying advanced structural and theoretical considerations and a written musical tradition. The notion of art music is a frequent and well defined musicological distinction, e.g. referred to by musicologist Philip Tagg as an "axiomatic triangle consisting of 'folk', 'art' and 'popular' musics." He explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. In this regard, it is frequently used as a contrasting term to popular music and traditional or folk music... which is why this group is not based only in "Art music"... elements of traditional folk are certainly welcome and encouraged... as long as its vocals done in an interesting way, its good here!!
Heres a wonderful group on Last.fm http://www.last.fm/group/New++Weird++America
"The artists of New Weird America share an affinity with the outsiders of America's musical heritage. They draw inspiration from the sounds captured for posterity in Harry Smith's monumental Anthology of American Folk Music and from the uniquely British pastoral folk of artists such as Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan and The Incredible String Band.
In seeking to create music that exists outside the corporate mainstream machinery this umbrella term also embraces Psych-Pop, Noise, Ambient Drone and Experimental Avant-Rock.
The artist connections for this group are predominantly American but do not preclude roots and branches from other nations.
Real music knows no boundaries."
"The musical style described as New Weird America is derived mainly from psychedelic rock and folk groups of the 1960s and 1970s, including American performers Holy Modal Rounders and English and Scottish groups, such as Pentangle, The Incredible String Band, Donovan, and Comus. It also finds inspiration in such disparate sources as heavy metal, free jazz, electronic music, noise music, various ethnic musics, musique concrete, tropicália, and early- and mid-20th century American folk music. Another primary inspiration is outsider music, often played by technically naïve and/or socially estranged musicians, such as The Shaggs, Roky Erickson, and Jandek. Other genre classifications with similar aesthetics are psychedelic rock, psych folk, freakbeat, and freak folk. The music has been covered extensively by L.A.-based Arthur, which ran in-depth pieces on Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, CocoRosie, Animal Collective, and Six Organs of Admittance, released the compilation The Golden Apples of the Sun, and curated the ArthurFest (2005) and ArthurBall (2006), featuring a variety of artists from the movement."