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Folklore Tapes Calendar Customs Vol.IV - Crown of Light
Various Artists
Folklore Tapes Calendar Customs Vol.IV - Crown of Light
Folklore Tapes
Catalogue Number
Release Date
June 2016
  • Box Set

    Out of stock
    • Printed sun cassette
    • Screen printed sleeve
    • Research cards
    • Essay by Jez Winship
    • Divination flower
    • Housed inside an embossed cassette box
    • Includes download code redeemable from the label

Folklore Tapes seasonal compilation tradition continues with the Crown of Light, featuring new music from the Lost Tapes Record club's Carl & Brian, James Cargill's Children Of Alice, Mary & David, Magpahi, The Yellow Funz, Sam McLoughlin & more. Much like the highly lauded Merry May and Mid-Winter Rites & Revelries boxsets, Crown Of Light is an exploration into the folklore surrounding the changing of the seasons. A very spiritual time with hidden meanings and richly historic pre-Christian observances. Using the label's trademark homegrown tapestry of sound as the roots for research, the audio stories on display within Crown Of Light are themed around songs, games, stories, and rites that were a large part of the traditions associated with midsummer.

Now for most of you who live in the city, midsummer will probably pass by without much notice, when the sky is a polluted orange and the endless glow of insomniac street lights keep everything on a 24/7 axis, it's releases like this from the Folklore Tapes label that can act as a reminder as well as a way to transport you to the grassy isles of Anworth and beyond and a reminder of the changing of seasons and the importance of this within older societies. Crown Of Light is a beautifully composed and compiled compilation of psychedelic, warm glow folk for those stuck in the city, in need of an escape if only for a short while.

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  1. 1 Mary & David - Solar Spell 5:01 Various Artists
  2. 2 David A Jaycock - Making the Pyre at St Cleer 3:23 Various Artists
  3. 3 Ian Humberstone - Puck's Dance 3:04 Various Artists
  4. 4 Magpahi - The Day the Sun Stands Still 2:30 Various Artists
  5. 5 The Yellow Funz - The Gaurdian of the Portal 2:08 Various Artists
  6. 6 Modern Studies - The Green Ray 2:16 Various Artists
  7. 7 Carl Turney & Brian Campbell - Maximum Tilt 5:06 Various Artists
  8. 8 Jennifer Reid - Whitsun & Wakes 2:19 Various Artists
  9. 9 Children of Alice - Invocation of a Midsummer Reverie 9:04 Various Artists
  10. 10 Dean McPhee - The Blood of St John 5:48 Various Artists
  11. 11 Sunset on the Rocky Coast 1:46 Various Artists
  12. 12 Arianne Churchman - Midsummer Ley Line Hotline 2:50 Various Artists
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