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Folklore Tapes Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records

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Hannah Leighton-Boyce
Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. I - Instruments of Industry

Folklore Tapes here launch a series called Industrial Folklore Tapes, recognising that ‘folk’ life is just as likely to feature factories and machines as tending an orchard. Hannah Leighton-Boyce actually used some antique tools (sourced from a museum) in the creation of Instruments Of Industry, bui...view item »
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Fred Helliwell
Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. II - Springs

Folklore Tapes have a new series named Industrial Folklore Tapes, which engages with the fact that ‘folk’ life is just as likely to feature factories and machines as tending an orchard. Fred Helliwell’s Springs is one half document of the sonic life of a spring workshop and one half compositio...view item »
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Mary Stark
Industrial Folklore Tapes Volume 3 - Film As Fabric

Really interesting looking release this. Mark Stark is an artist whose work focusses on the relationship between filmmaking and textiles. This release is made of recordings of several of her lives performances in which she sings work songs, makes recordings of equipment, and uses optical sound to make noise out of stit...view item »
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Various
The Folklore of Plants Vol.I

Those folklore-iest of folk at Folklore Tapes now introduce us to The Folklore of Plants Vol.1. 31 artists on this record, who have researched, documented and recorded one track apiece for the project. Unsurprisingly, they are concerned here with the history of plant-life and their individual places within folklore. That's quite a few p...view item »
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David Chatton Barker & Ian Humberstone
Megalithic Monuments Volume I: Stanton Drew Stone Circle

Mythological imprint Folklore Tapes continue their run of weird and beautiful releases based on indecipherable rhetoric, this one combining label post-grad Ian Humberstone and David Chatton Barker. This one was recorded at the Great Circle of Stanton Drew, a st...view item »
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Dean McPhee / Mary Arches
Devon Folklore Tapes Vol.V - Ornithology

Guitarist Dean McPhee harnesses the sonics of the rich Devonshire folk traditions for an album of beguiling soundscapes. At turns eerie and beautiful, the record cycles through drone, music-box twinkling and of course a good deal of guitar twanging. Another useful release from the archive/revival movement-masquerading-as-record-...view item »
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Ian Humberstone, David Chatton Barker et al.
Black Dog Traditions of England

Folklore Tapes present a set of intriguing recordings based on the traditional English folklore of the Black Dog… Spoken spooky stories are mixed with uncanny sonic compositions for a deeply atmospheric work. This remarkable set consists of the LP, plus a DVD, a full-length booklet, posters and postcards… All in a ...view item »
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Magpahi / Paper Dollhouse
Rituals & Practices

Rituals & Practices is part of Folklore Tapes’ ‘Calendar Customs’ series, a set of hauntological spook-folk explorations of ritualistic olden times. Magpahi and Paper Dollhouse’s contributions were first i...view item »
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Sam McLoughlin / David A Jaycock
Devon Folklore Tapes Vol. III - Inland Water

Sam McLoughlin and David A Jaycock collaborated back in 2012 on this musical project about waterways in Devon. Devon Folklore Tapes Vol. III - Inland Water was first out as a cassette, but has now been promoted to double 10” vinyl. Delicate, beautiful, and also quietly unsettling. 500 hand-stamped...view item »
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Rob St John / Sam Mcloughlin / David Chatton Barker
Lancashire Folklore Tapes Vol. III - Ginnel

Sam McLoughlin, Rob St John and David Chatton Barker have collaborated on this multi-media project about Lancashire. Folklore Tapes Vol. III is presented as a flexi-disc audiobook and a short DVD with a pamphlet, all centered around a kind of alleyway. 250 copies only of this remarkable...view item »
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Anworth Kirk & David Orphan
Devon Folklore Tapes Volume II - Graves

This surely is the full package, and exactly what you want from a reissue. Originally released in 2012, Devon Folklore Tapes Volume II - Graves is a collaboration between Anworth Kirk and David Orphan. Together they delve into two mysterious tales from Dartmoor; that of Kitty Jay and Richar...view item »
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Ian Humberstone / David Chatton Barker
Two Witches

There couldn't be a better label for Two Witches than Folklore Tapes. A collaboration between folk collage artists Ian Humberstone and David Chatton Barker, this record aims to tie together the mythology and strange terrestrial magic of a long-since aged Britain. Their collabora...view item »
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Various
Fore Hallowe’en

Creepy spin-chillers from Folklore Tapes on their new release Fore Hallowe'en. This is a continuation into the Folklore Tapes label's search for various roots music from around the UK, this time with sinister undertones. Utilising a great mixture of acoustic and electronics, Fore Hallowe'en features unsettling songs and ti...view item »
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Ian Humberstone / David Chatton Barker
Theo Brown and the Folklore of Dartmoor

With packaging that makes you fear for the mental health of the perpretators,  this is a top-of-the-range executive item. Its the the Jaguar with the walnut dash, heated back rests and double exhaust system. It must have cost an absolute arm and leg to make. There's 7 (seven) 7” records, a fold out map, a DVD, postcards, a rea...view item »
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David Chatton Barker
Twelve Stations

I think it's fair to say that it's going to take something spectacularly bizarre for this this not to be the most unusual single I'll be hearing this week. I recommend you take a look at the press release for the complete story behind it. Basically, though, there are 12 30-second tracks on here which feature field recordings from a dozen diffe...view item »
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Williamson Tunnels & Water Of Life
MISCI - Chthonic Cities

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