Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh

LP, Drag City, 2008

On this self-titled collaboration, acid folk luminaries Helena Espvall (Espers) and Masaki Batoh (Ghost) create earthy and mysterious interpretations of traditional Medieval, Swedish, Japanese, and Finnish folk songs, plus a Son House cover, an original, and a handful of free improvisations.

Style: Progressive Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Free Folk

Vibe: Earthy, Mysterious, Psychedelic, Rootsy, Medieval, Exploratory, Nature, Haunting

Musical Qualities: Traditional songs, Progressive, Acoustic, Chamber Arrangements, Drones, Free Improvisation

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