Release: 17 June 2014
Canadian neofolk trio, MUSK OX, will release their long-awaited new full-length Woodfall on June 17th. Nearly six years in the making, Woodfall is a sixty five minute, five-part progressive chamber folk collection for classical guitar, cello, and violin which sees the band push their sound to soaring new heights. Expressing the essence of Canada’s vast, magnificent landscapes through sound, the album is a forlorn journey through natural realms where darkness and light, substance and void, sorrow and joy, exist as a single entity.
Formed by classical guitarist Nathanael Larochette, the band expertly blends the lush acoustic textures of neofolk with the expansiveness of post rock, the intricacies of progressive rock, and the emotional weight of metal. MUSK OX has established itself as one of the brightest prospects in the neofolk genre with their celebrated debut full-length, three self-recorded demos, and two compilation appearances alongside artists such as Ulver, Empyrium, Tenhi and October Falls. MUSK OX has shared the stage with members of Gorguts, Krallice, and Gorgoroth as well as dark metal legends, Agalloch, on two North American tours. Larochette was also selected to compose and perform interludes for Agalloch’s recently released fifth full-length The Serpent & The Sphere (Profound Lore).
Also featuring members of MUSK OX: The Night Watch – cinematic instrumental/progressive/violin metal
The Visit – ethereal cello/vocal duo
Woodfall will be released independently on June 17th, 2014.
The Aural Delights View: chamber music which skirts with post-rock and elegiac ambience. Reflective, calming, and measured. A delightful listening experience.