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A wonderful assemblage of frisky tunes featuring unusual instruments and colorful participants...(just skip over your choice of "interlopers" in the mix) :)

 
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A wonderful assemblage of frisky tunes featuring unusual instruments and colorful participants...(just skip over your choice of "interlopers" in the mix) :)

Nice, I like Faun. Posted here about them before. Their best song imv is the live performance they did with my favourite artist Einar Selvik (just look a few pages back here on this thread and you'll find it).
 

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How to lose your clothes during a concert you do and still feel VERY good about it.

(Advice: don't look for the clue of my words by skipping but watch from beginning through to end to 'feel' the song's message and the unfolding 'drama' related to it. It's really worth it :cool: ).

 

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Tool is still Tool and this is good news. One of the new songs.

"Pneuma"

We are spirit bound to this flesh
(We) Go round one foot nailed down
(But) Bound to reach out and beyond this flesh, become Pneuma

We are will and wonder, bound to recall, remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, sun becoming

Child, wake up
Child, release the light
Wake up now, child
Child, wake up
Child, release the light
Wake up now, child
(Spirit, Spirit, Spirit, Spirit)
Bound to this flesh, this guise, this mask, this dream

Wake up remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, sun becoming

Pneuma
Reach out and beyond
Wake up remember
We are born of one breath, one word
We are all one spark, eyes full of wonder




At least Wiki is still good for this kind of 'neutral' info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneuma

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I just saw the movie with some friends. A great show...
 
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Unusual from me ... it's COUNTRY TIME, yipieh yeah!

Normally don't listen to country at all, but the wonderful exception is the work of David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower, Wovenhand) with his Gothic / Alternative Country and Dark Folk styles.

Can't help but love the lyrics of this one and especially the punchline here (do the count of the sheriffs to understand the entire story with the horse and his dream...).



DEE is a very intense guy live, he mostly is in an altered state of consciousness (kind of religious elatedness) when he's performing:



This is from their album titled "Folklore" which had mostly folk covers from different international artists. Here is the hungarian original:



Here is another cover from this album which I like a lot.

However you see it, a truly 'feminist' song, or not? ... :fp:ROFL:



Original is sung by a woman/girl, btw, from the Carter Family:



"Single girl, single girl, she's going dressed fine Oh, she's going dressed fine
Married girl, married girl, she wears just any kind Oh, she wears just any kind
Single girl, single girl, she goes to the store and buys Oh, she goes to the store and buys
Married girl, married girl, she rocks the cradle and cries Oh, she rocks the cradle and cries
Single girl, single girl, she's going where she please Oh, she's going where she please
Married girl, married girl, baby on her knees Oh, baby on her knees"
 
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Hugely upbeat and talent rich -- a true treat if you're so inclined...A wonderful mix of tunes and styles...play on YT for the mix benefits...



Very charming and bucolic...



Finally, a wonderful medley from years ago...

 
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It is not really 'Folk' music despite the setting (nature, Bavarian garb, touting tradition) and the fact that some also call this "Volks"-Musik.

In actuality, it is rather 'Schlager' (well, some also say 'volkstümlicher Schlager' = 'folksy chanson').


And for me like for many Germans I can say ... it is terrible, and often ridiculed. And production-wise and musically also very cheap. I agree with you that it is certainly upbeat and light-hearted though.

Believe it or not ... one of the things that always made me be ashamed of Germany in my younger years was the Schlager and "Volks"-Musik. Seriously. I always hoped never ever any one from abroad would watch this and see it as representative of contemporary Germany. Well ... nightmare come true now.
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Even contemporary German Gangsta-Rap is better than this and that is already bottom drawer for me. Just as an example and to 'contrast' the video above a little (for diversity's sake ;)):



By the way: should you be interested and have nerves of steel you can click on CC to get the English lyrics translation, have fun with the Gangsta vibes ...
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OMG, haha I was just joking when I said it should be in the Music Thread. But hey, it's fine. We also need some shock value for this thread now and then. :nail:bag

As another addition let me say that I like the humourous takes on German "Volksschlager". Especially that of the early 80ies during the NDW era (Neue Deutsche Welle = New German Wave, you might know Nena, Falko or Trio? They were part of it).

The 80ies in pop culture were more light-hearted and less politically correct. We had a lot of fun with silly pop songs in German then. Some of them did a satire (more or less) of Volksmusik. Here's two examples. And yes, the first one's artist name really was "Fräulein Menke", "Miss Menke". It was abolished of course due to today's feminism and and political correctness (SJW-ism): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fräulein

Here we go, have fun, also with the jodelling in the 2nd video:





Well, and then there is Germany's most famous metal export and their 'cover' of Volksmusik ....


 

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I just recently discovered these young folks -- very charming and upbeat -- definitely gute Laune...an entire mix presented...watch the full mix on YT...

 
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I just recently discovered these young folks -- very charming and upbeat -- definitely gute Laune...an entire mix presented...watch the full mix on YT...

Never heard of or seen them (and wish it was still that way :ROFL: ) but I am not really versed in the German "Volksmusikschlager"-Scene of today.

But I know it is unfortunately indeed very vibrant and alive with also young "musicians" grabbing some cash with it. I noticed recently that even a guitar player who was with me in a former band of mine from the early 90ies did a Volksmusik-band thing too (and he was a very good jazz, pop and rock guitar player who later even played with a famous pop star in Germany ...).

I remember just some old famous "hits" and they are already very scary.

But hey, since this thread has by now (in part) become a little 'cringefest' anway, why not go along with the fun. Here's a few lovely examples of the golden days of German Volksmusik-Schlager:





Okay, anybody still alive and well round here?

I could go on .... and usually take no prisoners.

(Alain: I'm sorry but it seems like Bohlen / Modern Talking are approaching a post here. :ROFL: )
 

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I was only able to watch the third vid and didn’t understand a word but it sounded very happy and everyone seemed to be having a ball.
 
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I only got one of them, too, and it is familiar music. Is it based on folk songs?
In early 1800s many, many Germans came to Texas because land was available by grants, and many still are here mostly in the Hill Country. These town names are a big clue - New Ulm, Frelsburg, Bleiblerville, Oldenburg, Weimar, Schulenburg, Gruene, New Braunfels, Boerne, Fredericksburg, and Luckenbach.
 

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Linda, June, you can use Browsec or similar tools/addons, easy to install in Chrome or Firefox or any browser and you can choose a country out of 4 (in Browsec) and one usually will work. You can do this with a click and just to 'load' the video and then immediately de-activate it again.


The examples I and also Drakke posted were indeed all also a kind of 'party music' and "Schlager" which is often seen as 'cheap' and 'silly' by many (including me) in my country.
However I gotta admit, during celebrations especially when drunk and socialising it can be heaven for many people singing along and dancing and schunkling. I noticed you don't have a word for schunkeln in English it seems ...

https://www.dict.cc/?s=schunkeln;)

This kind of Folks-Schlager songs are also mostly part of the Bavaria/Austria/Switzerland culture or "germanophone alpine" culture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alps#Geography, which means the part where German in 'strange' dialects is spoken.

Especially in Bavaria and Austria they share the ingredients which are mostly the garb, such as "lederhosen" and "dirndl", cultural dances like the "schuhplattler", the food (bratwurst, brezel and beer!) the kind of accent and dialect (Bavarian and Austrian dialect sound much alike) and many things more. And also the kind of traditional and folk music (with special instruments such as the Alpine Zither: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zither ) of course.

And it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth if you ask me. I do not live there but I was on vacation with my parents there (ages ago), so I have many fond childhood memories of this area.

Back to the 'real' folk music of this region(s): I now remembered one artist/band of this kind (the bavario-austrian alpine culture folk music) that is really good and high quality. I just need to view and choose the video/song(s) for it because it is years ago that I watched it. This is QUALITY bavarian folk music then, not the 'plastic' stuff from above that is more Schlager music than Folk actually. Will keep you posted.
 

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Back to the 'real' folk music of this region(s): I now remembered one artist/band of this kind (the bavario-austrian alpine culture folk music) that is really good and high quality. I just need to view and choose the video/song(s) for it because it is years ago that I watched it. This is QUALITY bavarian folk music then, not the 'plastic' stuff from above that is more Schlager music than Folk actually. Will keep you posted.
Okay, and now, since I have too much time on my hands on this Saturday evening, the follow-up.

Enter Hubert von Goisern.

This IS good stuff. If you look for quality Bavario-Austrian folk music (blended with Rock music) then look no further. I even like the Yodeling in this.


And yes, it is still the German language. Bavarian or Austrian dialect does not sound like it. But it is. I understand most of it.

This first one is a politically-uncorrect song in a humorous and light-hearted video about a guy who likes women with a little more 'baggage' on their body everywhere (would be considered too sexist by SJWs and feminists). Hirtamadl = shepherd girl.



Yodelling can be quite erotic and even spiritual / esoteric which is shown by this impressive live performance (no subtitles and translations needed for this one :ROFL: ).

Warning: don't get startled on 0:50 since her first drastic 'yell' imitates the communication call used by/between herders in the Alpes. You asked for authenticity ... well here you have it. See Wiki: "Most experts agree that yodeling was used in the Central Alps by herders calling their stock or to communicate between Alpine villages. The multi-pitched "yelling" later became part of the region's traditional lore and musical expression."

Juchitzer is a form of Yodeler or a yodelling call and it refers to this kind of calling.



This is for Pucksterguy since there is a nice and long guitar solo in there. (Weit weit weg means 'far far away'):



Another one about too much greed in our society (Brenna tat's guat - It is good for burning).



Last not least a nice ballad, Heast es net - Can't you hear it? (Don't you listen?). A song about the passing of time.



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well perhaps not what is called in a certain sense true music but this guy has really talent, insight for those who play music and understand how all comes together
 

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