For some reason, music from Canada has been coming my way. This Toronto creator performs mostly slow compositions, with eventual lyrics. “Champion of the Afterworld” is an album labeled as “folk”, but I am not sure about that classification.
“Folk music” should be closer to traditional songs, passed from one generation to the next. These tracks do not feel traditional. To me, they feel innovative! They paint audio landscapes, sometimes with no lyrics at all (as in “Corners Reprise”), or they chant beyond-superficial phrases. Tracks like “Pipo Romero”, featuring a classical guitar, might justify the “folk” label; still, the blending of it all is different and very pleasurable!
Here is the corresponding Spotify playlist: