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Rob Naylor A Different Kind Of Folk Song (83* d) RE: A Different Kind Of Folk Song 13 Dec 16

Didn't do much for me I'm afraid.

I'm relatively old but have kept up with the current "younger" music scene to a much greater extent than most of my contemporaries. I like some beat-boxing, for instance(so don't think it's essential for vocals to contain legible words!), and a lot of current indie rock. Among the more "long-established" indie bands I like are Arcade Fire (so not really new, as they've been going 15 years....can't actually believe it). Newer bands I like include The Gravity Drive and Bon Iver.

Having listened to your tracks, as some of the others have said, it sounds very retro (but not in a good way). A lot like some of the stuff people who weren't very musical to start with might have come out with at stoned jam sessions around a campfire at 2am in 1970....virtually unlistenable to by 3rd parties who weren't part of the group of stoned players/ singers.

I'm not one to be at all rigid about what constitutes "folk" music, "new" or otherwise, either (unlike some people who post here). But this ain't it!

I'd spend some time practicing your instruments and if music to be stoned to is your goal, listen to a bit of Ozric Tentacles or Explosions In The Sky for some inspiration. Example:

EIS - Song For Our Fathers

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