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a question inspired by hearing the music yo la tengo did for 'old joy'.
has done a few experimental and instrumental folk records.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis' soundtracks (The Proposition and Jesse James)
Message To Bears?
ooh and Balmorhea!
are rather good
have some excellent moments like this
listen to the song in this trailer
It's various Chicago / Tortoise type people playing folky acoustic instrumental stuff. First album "Turnstiles and Junkpiles" is incredibly lovely in a really unassuming kind of way.
Also maybe the first Aerial M album would fit this bill? Though perhaps a bit more post-rock.
They have released two albums, Turnstyles & Junkpiles in 1998 and Viewfinder in 2001. In particular the first one matches your description (and yes, it is instrumental, unlike most of the examples listed up there^).
Make me think of Boduf Songs, they're definately worth checking out.
do make say think
head of wantastiquet
grizzly man soundtrack
'The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull', it leaves behind most of the metal and distortion present in their previous material for a sound which has more in common with country and western.
absolutely - it's country as fuck
are a FANTASTIC post rock with folk instruments type band that I think fits this description. I absolutely fell in love with them when someone sent me the first album a few years ago and it seems you can now download all their stuff for free from http://dgl.a-double-a.com/
Everyone should at least give this a listen as I'm sure a lot of people will fall in love with it if they haven't heard it already.
that is exactly what you're looking for... its bliss
seconded. Also a little nugget I found last year - Perfect Black Swan. Instrumental side project from guy out of Horse Stories, lovely stuff.
that's scratched the itch like no other in the thread..amazing....cheers pal.
have you checked out any of the other stuff...it seems like a wider collaboration as well as the music they've got photography books and short stories...seems really interesting
it immediately sprang to mind when I read the thread title. I've got the book on order at the moment, nice photography in the cd artwork too. Horse Stories are well worth checking out, Everyones a Photographer is a fantastic album. Pleased to be of service!
got the photography book on order, had the cd for a while (which also has some noce photography in it). Horse Stories are worth checking out too, Everyones a Photographer is a great album. Glad to be of service! Also, as someone has suggested below, check out John Fahey
but for some reason never followed it up...where's the best place to go next with ry cooder?
Instrumental and folky
Ampjam: "Beautifully constructed, loveable and just plain gorgeous instrumental folk."
spare though, sorry.
Check out the Myspace friends of the Down Home Festival. Quite a number fit into that category.
There's a quality new band The Game Needed Me kinda kicking around at the mo... their debut EP release is on 23rd Feb...
Check it out if you're into Minus The Bear, Arcade Fire etc...
The For Carnation. Mega sparse.
And recommendation of good bands was asked for... not jags for your own band ;)
but the first two/three early dirty three albums are fantastic.