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Rufus Wainwright | Folkocracy (2023)


Rufus Wainwright will release new album ‘Folkocracy’ on June 2nd. The new album was completed in the run up to his 50th birthday, and it finds Rufus reflecting on some of his earliest influences. The songwriter was brought up around music, with parents Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright obviously working in the folk sphere. ‘Folkocracy’ finds Rufus Wainwright paying homage to this realm, working alongside producer Mitchell Froom and a mouth-watering list of guests. He comments:
“This album is almost like a recorded birthday party and birthday present to myself. I just invited all the singers that I greatly admire and always wanted to sing with.“ CLASH
Folkocracy is Rufus Wainwright revisiting his roots, of childhood summers spent at folk festivals and watching his famous family on stage. But it’s also the sound of an artist in the present, flanked by an incredible array of guests, using all he has learnt from conquering pop to make music worthy of awards.It was during 2021’s Grammys ceremony that the idea for an album of folk reinventions came to Rufus.

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Seaming To | Dust Gatherers

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Dust Gatherers is Seaming To’s second full-length album. The London-based multi-instrumentalist has been producing music since 2006, exploring different dimensions. Her art can hardly be put into any box – the oriental ambient sound and jazz-tinged avant-pop approach of the earlier records, 2012’s EP Mermaid and debut album Seaming, can indicate artistic closeness to auteurs such as Björk and Susanne Sundfør but that’s only one facet of this unidentified stone… The Quietus
Dust Gatherers is the second album from composer and vocalist Seaming To and her first full-length LP in a decade. It follows the London-based artist’s 2022 EP Natural Process. The new album is inspired in part by magical realism and mythology, and includes elements of classical, jazz, and experimental pop music, anchored by piano, analog synths, and glockenspiel. Dust Gatherers’ ethereal ballads and ambient soundscapes include contributions from Semay Wu, Matthew Batty, Justin Lingard, Paddy Steer, and Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford… Pitchfork

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