Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pagan Folk

I've come to enjoy folk music, in the form broadly categorized as neo-folk or apocalyptic folk. It's a very intruiging form of creative outlet evolved partially from european industrial music of the 1980's and 1990's.

While neo-folk artists such as David Tibet, who've I've briefly written about before, relies on incorporating a heterodox esoteric christianity in his music, other artists are more oriented towards paganism. Such is the case of Fire+Ice, who like most neo-folk artist seem to share a common denominator of portraying a sense of melancoly in their art.

Our lady of the Vanir a song to a godess, presumably Freya of norse paganism.The lyrics are poetic, melancholic yet hopeful in its praise of the natural world and the lady herself.

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