Woodfall

by Musk Ox

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Yuu Absolutely, intensely beautiful. :) There isn't a single thing I don't like about this - it has such warmth and depth, each time I listen it's a new experience. I think I've found a new favourite album. Favorite track: Part 4 - Above the Clouds.
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Bill Hook I've had this album in my head since I heard it last Autumn. There's something so calming and and humbling about the music. It takes you and frees you from the daily trappings of modern life and transports you to the wild.

These guys have channeled something brilliantly here and it haunts me every day! Favorite track: Part 1 - Earthrise.
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Blauer Selbstmord Woodfall is one of the best acoustic folk releases of 2014. Masterful composition, heartfelt performance.
Soothing and powerful, this is modern chamber music at its best.
Actually, few albums have ever moved me that deeply. Favorite track: Part 5 - Serenade the Constellations.
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Musk Ox's second full-length album. A one-hour, five part progressive chamber folk epic for classical guitar, cello and violin

Woodfall LP available courtesy of Neuropa Records:

www.neuroparecords.com/shop/index.php?shop=neuropa-records

“Now an instrumental trio that includes violin and cello, Musk Ox expertly combines the subtlety of Arvo Pärt with the tension and drive of Clint Mansell. “Woodfall” is a grand and panoramic sophomore effort that offers the warmth and maturity only hinted at on the debut.”

- Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured)

"Musk Ox's most ambitious offering to date; rich in harmony, expression, and most notably, the nuanced finesse of Nathanael Larochette’s classical guitar stylings. Much like the nature that I imagine has inspired it, “Woodfall” evokes a sense of calm, stillness, and simplicity, while at once flowing forward and in constant motion".

- Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrythmia, Gorguts, Vaura)

"Whatever it may lack in heavy metal thunder or ravishing grimness, Musk Ox more than makes up for with its richness in atmosphere and emotion, created in tune with the natural world and its terrifying beauty."

- Pitchfork

"Their new full length album Woodfall shows them as seriously talented musicians who have made a beautifully sculpted instrumental classical folk album...nothing short of epic."

- Echoes and Dust

credits

released June 17, 2014

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Performed by Musk Ox

Nathanael Larochette – Classical Guitar
Raphael Weinroth-Browne – Cello
Evan Runge – Violin

Dedicated to the life and memory of:
Adrian “The Energizer” Bromley
David “Woods of Ypres” Gold
Steve “MF” Sauvé

Composed by Nathanael Larochette and Raphael Weinroth-Browne
String arrangements and additional guitar composition
by Raphael Weinroth-Browne
Additional composition/arrangements on Part 1
by Angela Schleihauf/Rosalind McCanny
Recorded at The Gallery – Ottawa, ON – 2012
Produced by Musk Ox and Dean Watson
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering
Front/Back Photography by Leanne Smar
Booklet Photography by Jade Bergeron
Design by John Haughm

Created with generous support from the City of Ottawa

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Musk Ox Ottawa, Ontario

Musk Ox is a Canadian Neofolk project formed by guitarist Nathanaël Larochette, now featuring members Raphael Weinroth- Browne (cello) and Evan Runge (violin). With two full-length albums, three self-recorded demos and two compilation appearances to their name, Musk Ox has established itself as a creative force in the world of Neofolk ... more

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