SONGS FROM THE WOOD - The History of Folkprog, Part II

28. June 2017

SONGS FROM THE WOOD - The History of Folkprog, Part II

The enrichment of the Prog with folk elements was especially popular in the 70s. Important features were the use of folkloristic instruments and alternative guitar tunings as well as texts related to nature or the history of the homeland. Nevertheless, the term "Folkprog" is spongy. In fact, only a few groups can be clearly located in this genre, and not necessarily over a longer period of time. In addition, the boundaries between (progressive) folk and psychedelic folk are fluid.

The 60s: Folk revival and (progressive) folk as pioneers of Folkprog

eclipsed No. 151 / 6-2013

12. April 2014

NOW even more so?!

Eight years Deep Purple have been dragging into the country between "Rapture Of The Deep" and their current release "NOW What?! - the longest span since "Come Taste The Band"/"Perfect Strangers". But the considerable abstinence from the studio didn't let the British hard rock flagship get rusty. On the contrary: The third recording of the Mark VIII line-up is its strongest.

Old in the heart