UP FROM BELOW is a unique mixture of folk, soul with flourishes of film composer Ennio Morricone's grandeur, and was one of the most talked about album in 2009, forging a movement of Neo Folk Rock & Roll.
Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine team up for their first outing together on the excellent A Beginner's Mind. It’s a concept album that transcends the concept—in this case, popular film—which is no mean feat, even if Sufjan fans know they can rely on
While nearly all of the eight tracks are interpretations of traditional folk songs, Jansch's experimental approach breathes new life into this repertoire through his exploratory use of open tunings and passionate, gritty vocals.
Dance Fever sees Florence coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine and feminine, redemptive, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon.