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Thistletown / Rosemarie And Reflection Back To Semi-Lost Folk: Wanderings #32/52a

Thistletown-Rosemarie-A Year In The Country

I can’t remember how I came acroos Thistletown but it’s been an interesting find.

Released by Will Hodgkinson on his record label Big Bertha, which seemed to be created as much as an art project/experiment in how such things worked as being a traditional record label.

I know little about the band, though that’s okay, it means I can just appreciate the music.

The little I know includes that the album was produced by Michael Tyack from Circulus and recording was held up at one point I think because they didn’t want to disturb a nesting duck…

Thistletown-RosemarieIf you should appreciate semi-lost privately pressed acid/psych/underground folk from the late 1960s and 1970s along the lines of Midwinter and Caedmon, the crystalline folk expressions of Lutine  and the folk-esque retravellings of Espers, you may well find much to like here.

In fact in parts, the music contained within the album could well be from a “semi-lost privately pressed acid/psych/underground folk from the late 1960s and 1970s”… not in a purely retro, retreading manner but more in that seems to capture the spirit of or be in part from some flipside of the history and culture of Britain, to live in some other bucolic parallel, a separate time both enchanted and enchanting.

As far as I know Rosemarie is out of print but it can often be found for but a few pence or pounds.

A curiousity and well worth a wander towards.


(File under: Trails and Influences / Year 3 Wanderings)

Intertwined wanderings around these parts:
Day #3/365: Gather In The Mushrooms: something of a starting point via an accidental stumbling into the British acid folk undeground

Day #50/365: Lutine – music for the mind to wander with…

Day #93/365: Seasons They Change and the sweetly strange concoctions of private pressings…

Day #107/365: Archie Fisher & Acid Tracks – An Introduction to the roots of psych-folk: subculture not from beneath the paving stones but from under the plough

Day #132/365: Espers, coruscation and the demise of monarchs…

Day #257/365: Further coruscations; Lutine, White Flowers and textural voyages…

Elsewhere in the ether:
Peruse the album here. Thistletown at Big Bertha here and traces in the ether here.


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