Story - Arcane Rising (Mega Blowout Sale)

"Arcane Rising is the second album by The Story, the acclaimed duo comprising Martin Welham (leader of acid folk legends, Forest) and his multi-instrumentalist son, Tom. Written and recorded in the depths of the English countryside, like its predecessor Tale Spin (2005), it's a partly improvised and consistently melodic song cycle that's sure to appeal to fans of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Espers as well as older names like Donovan, The Incredible String Band and C.O.B."

"Delightful acoustic folk music with a creepy psychedelic air and arcane lyrics, featuring guitars, flutes, churning background instruments, stunning harmony vocals and lyrics. The work of a master."

"All tracks have a true and honest end of '60s feel -- dual vocals, acoustic guitars and beautiful harmonies -- without any 'neo'-expression. Tom Welham's guitar style and vocals bring to mind Syd Barrett at his most sober/normal."

"...this is pop music, first and foremost, and an extremely accessible, inviting example at that."-Other Music
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  • UPC5051125503810
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This later Story album adds a third vocalist that is female ...more tastefully played folk ,that for some weird reason was not more celebrated on it's release. Martin and his son have voices that are like an over-dub harmony , just singing in their natural state! Great neo-folk!
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