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Musk Ox Re​-​release

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brantly I went on a long wintry walk to digest this wonderful LP. Not as lush as, 'Woodfall,' this LP is a sparser, more personal sounding LP. It's an exceptionally played mix of acoustic elegies, contemplative medieval soliloquies and expansive splashes of moonless, gothic Americana. Favorite track: Un Jardin Au Bout Du Monde.
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Ben Koehler Musk Ox has a knack for producing instrumental music that is as descriptive as any vocal music. Listening to this album, I can't help shivering every once and a while; whether that is because of the beautifully crafted instrumental pieces or because of the vivid landscapes they paint within their music, I cannot be sure. Favorite track: Sur Une Infinie Route De Terre.
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RottingChris Great nature-inspired music. A must have for fans of bands like Sangre de Muerdago or Vàli. The wood flute in my favorite track reminds me of the movie 'Totoro'. :) Looking foward to 'Woodfall'. Cheers! Favorite track: Entre La Terre et Le Ciel.
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Musk Ox's debut full-length album, mastered with the bonus track "Lullaby For Ghosts". Released by Absurdist Records

"Musk Ox delivers a provocative synthesis of European styled folk with a distinctively North American sense of landscape—wide, open, and stretching ever outwards. This is music that relies equally on breath, space, silence, and harmony. These songs maintain a sense of longing and waiting while nonetheless remaining within a state of perfect rest. Rarely does such music expertly negotiate those competing feelings of futurity and antiquity. One of the freshest and most original voices in Neofolk"

- Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured)

"An incredibly cerebral and soothing piece of work...these are 45 of the most enchanting minutes of music you'll hear this side of a magical forest"

- Blabbermouth

"...a modest triumph of a record...we are blindsided by just how awe-inspiring this seemingly simple album becomes"

- Decibel

"It has just the right level of composure and asuterity to remind of times past...a record of poise and depth"

- Terrorizer


released February 3, 2009

Composed and Performed by Nathanael Larochette

Classical and Acoustic Guitars, Grand Piano, Choirs and Chants
Melodica, Recorder and Wood Flutes, Glockenspiel, Samples and Ambiance

Produced, and Mixed by Dean Watson and Nathanael Larochette
The Gallery – Ottawa, ON – Summer/Fall 2007
Mastered by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios

“Lullaby For Ghosts”
Composed and Performed by Nathanael Larochette
Female Vocals by Shelley Oakes and Karyn Makins
Cello by Lac-Hong Phi
Engineered and Mixed by Simon Larochette
OIART – London, ON – Summer 2008
Assisted by Gareth Auden-Hole

This album is dedicated to the first peoples of turtle island

Layout by Mikko Lehto
Photography by Myra Burrell
Artwork by Jeneen Frei Njootli


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Musk Ox Ottawa, Ontario

Musk Ox is a Canadian chamber folk trio featuring Nathanael Larochette (classical guitar), Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello) and Evan Runge (violin).

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