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Thread #157386   Message #3717290
Posted By: Lighter
18-Jun-15 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Still wondering what's folk these days?
Subject: RE: Still wondering what's folk these days?
It doesn't matter what Hval says. In the world of criticism, the author/composer's word is never definitive. Obviously *Crawford* thinks the music is enough like "folk music" to invoke the f-word.

> evoke something recognisable

But what? The sentence would be clearer without the "folk." It's an "experimental kind of music." If "folk" adds anything, what is it? Maybe a warm fuzzy feeling. Or does it just mean "non-mainstream"?

Of course, it could mean folk-all.

But there has to be something about Hval's music that strikes Crawford as "folky" (not "folksy").