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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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Madeline – Black Velvet Album Review

The first time I heard Madeline was probably two years ago. With just one song, I knew that she had wooed me forever. Her voice was unmistakably tangible — in a day and age when good voices are plentiful and female singer-songwriters a drop in the bucket. Listen to “Hurry Up Pronto” – DOWNLOAD MP3...Read...
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The Lawsuits – Darleen Album Review

The Lawsuits hail from Doylestown Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is home to the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, and affords one the chance to pursue interests in farms, vineyards and tree farms. It is a place with a heritage very much of the earth. But, on Darleen, it is the cope of starry heavens to...Read...
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Paleo – Fruit Of The Spirit Album Review

During my first listen to this record, I hated it. It seemed whiney, and the tape hiss and overall crunchiness overshadowed the melodies. The songs were like musical vitamins, so concentrated my body couldn’t absorb them. But after a few more listens, the figurative taste that Fruit Of The Spirit left in my mouth inverted...Read...
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Timber Timbre – “Woman” Music Video

Watch pasty, emaciated characters doing ambiguous things lethargically and fall into a drug-induced haze! Perfectly fitting for the slowcore music of Timber Timbre. Sprinkle in some Eraserhead vibes, and this is one cryptically engaging creeper. Directed by Kate Young & Eriver Hijano
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Sea Of Bees – “Sidepain” Music Video

What I find fascinating about Sea Of Bees’ new video for “Sidepain” is this: it’s not that often you get to study a stranger’s face up-close, particularly in a music video. For half of this video, you get to closely follow around Julie Ann Bee, the creative force behind Sea Of Bees. Insert some friends...Read...
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