va - Gold Leaf Branches

Digitalis Recordings, run by artists Eden and Brad Rose since 2003, is probably the second or third greatest experimental/drone/folk/free-music label ever to come out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Not only has their work as publisher/curators (and producers of the Foxy Digitalis webzine, RIP) been massively prolific, they have also heroically highlighted sub-underground, zero-visibility artists from America, Finland and New Zealand, putting Digitalis in roughly the same category as fellow visionaries/travelers Last Visible Dog, Jewelled Antler, Pseudo-Arcana and Celebrate/Psi/Phenomena. In other words, if it's on Digitalis (or sub-label Foxglove) it's probably worth your time.

Intrigued? Well, then this giant compilation ought to keep you busy for a while. "Gold Leaf Branches" came out in 2005 as a triple CD, with an extra bonus CDR for people who pre-ordered directly from the label. It's a pretty good representation of what Digitalis was about, with some music by the Roses' more well-known favorites (Six Organs of Admittance, Hala Strana, Hush Arbors, Marissa Nadler, Weird Weeds) and lots by artists that might be new to you: Plat Ypus, 6majik9, The Golden Oaks, Snowfoxx, Agitated Radio Pilot, Braspyreet, Kulkija, and too many more to list. Dive in!

disc 1
disc 2
disc 3
bonus disc


Anonymous,  4 September 2016 at 18:46  

i really love that kind of "folk"
and these three cds are great.
post more like that, budge!

Ian 10 September 2016 at 09:18  

Really wonderful comp!