Opinion: Faun – and the Pop Culture!

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When working on Faun‘s latest record Märchen & Mythen, I came across an undercurrent or two worth mentioning about this band. But those – understandably – steadfastly refused to integrate too well into the review. So here we are with yet another piece on this decidedly talented German Pagan Folk band.

And on the menu are – you probably guessed it – the birthing pains the band went through after the last major change of direction and its current and future implications.

The Change Game!

Starting with the refreshing 2013 record Von den Elben, the German Medieval … [...] Click to raid more!

Faun – Märchen & Mythen (2019) – Review

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Katja Moslehner left the Medieval and Pagan Folk masters Faun in 2017. If you remember, the lady joined in 2013, just in time for the release of the much-contested record Von den Elben.

Her era led trough those turbulent times that spawned the follow-on records Luna and Midgard. Albums that – together with the aforementioned Von den Elben – enjoyed (and still enjoy) an undeniable and pretty fulminant success. And this at a time where Faun faced significant attacks from an increasingly virulent fan base.

The band found a replacement vocalist in Laura Fella[...] Click to raid more!

Die Irrlichter – Zaubergarten (2015) – Review

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The German all-female band Die Irrlichter were a huge blip on our medieval radar for some time. And pretty prominently so. This band continues to fascinate this crew with their melodious style and pretty authentic representation as to how medieval music ought to sound like. Unless other bands that lose themselves in archaic stomping and howling.

Zaubergarten is the (still) newest and 7th studio album of this band. And it had me hooked right from the beginning. Whilst many of their contemporaries go down the leafy path to arcane wisdom or pleasure themselves with abject … [...] Click to raid more!