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The English word “folk,” as we use it today, has Germanic roots and was at one time was defined as all of the following: “people”; “army”; “common people”; “men”; “tribe”; “multitude.” Antiquarian William J. Thoms invented the word folklore in 1986, reviving a modern sense of something that was “of the common people, whose culture is handed down orally”, and opened up a flood of related things, including folk art (1921), folk dance (1912), and folk music (1889). The nature of folk art is specific to its particular culture; varied geographical and temporal prevalence and diversity of folk art make it difficult to describe as a whole, though some patterns have been demonstrated.

The use of the keyword “folk” on REDEFINE can be used to describe:
     1. Traditional folk music (1889): Music that may be: transmitted by worth of mouth; music of the lower classes; music with unknown origins. Also known as “traditional music” or “roots music” in the United States.
     2. Contemporary folk music (1958): A evolved form of traditional folk music that reached a zenith in the 1960s. Also known as “folk revival music.”
     3. Folk art: Works of art that may be: produced from an indigenous culture or laboring tradespeople; utilitarian or decorative rather purely aesthetic; characterized by a style where “traditional” rules of proportion and perspective are not employed.

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Wymond Miles – Earth Has Doors EP Album Review

Guitarist and songwriter for The Fresh & Onlys, Wymond Miles, has just released his first solo effort on Sacred Bones, entitled Earth Has Doors. In just twenty minutes, the visually-evocative four-track EP seems to progressively journey through vast territories of earth and space. Side A, with the tracks “Hidden Things Are Asking You To Find...Read...
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Dr. Dog – Be The Void Album Review

There’s no denying that Pennsylvania rockers Dr. Dog are at an interesting crossroads on their sixth studio album, Be the Void. Their steady, consistent rise in popularity seemed bound to increase almost twofold on their previous album Shame, Shame, but as it was met with average reviews, Dr. Dog continued on their path of predictable...Read...
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Chelsea Wolfe – “Pale On Pale”, “Movie Screen”, “Demons”Live Performances On Room 205

Incase’s Room 205 is a rare company-sponsored series of music videos that actually makes sense. For starters, they actually pick good musicians and actually seem to know what they’re doing in terms of video work. They’ve just released this new session, for Chelsea Wolfe’s “Pale On Pale.” I’ve had this blues and doom track on...Read...
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Fredrik – Flora Album Cover Art (w/ Designer Interview)

Fredrik – Flora Record Label Kora Records The Artists Design & Photography Ola Lindefelt Mediums & Materials Photography (FED-2 Ukrainian rangefinder camera, Industar 50 radioactive lanthanum lens, expired Fujichrome Velvia 50 film), Scanner Photography and digital manipulations merge in style as Fredrik create their own album artwork and full-length video for Flora.
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2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art: Color Photography

Our third-annual album cover art feature uses interviews with artists and musicians to highlight the philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance of great album cover artwork. THE BREAKDOWN    12 Collage + 14 Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design + 19 Illustration, Painting, Drawing + 8 Black And White Photography + 22 Color Photography + 6 Deluxe Packaging...Read...
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2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art: Illustration, Painting & Drawing

Our third-annual album cover art feature uses interviews with artists and musicians to highlight the philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance of great album cover artwork. THE BREAKDOWN    12 Collage + 14 Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design + 19 Illustration, Painting, Drawing + 8 Black And White Photography + 22 Color Photography + 6 Deluxe Packaging...Read...
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2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art: Deluxe Packaging

Our third-annual album cover art feature uses interviews with artists and musicians to highlight the philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance of great album cover artwork. THE BREAKDOWN    12 Collage + 14 Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design + 19 Illustration, Painting, Drawing + 8 Black And White Photography + 22 Color Photography + 6 Deluxe Packaging...Read...
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