Alder & Ash Mixtape #1: Folk (ish) 

Inspiration // Influences

For my next trick I'm going to link to some rad as fuxk artists doing some incredible / inspiring / beautiful things. Is it all folk music? Not really. Is it music for folks? Sure.

Some notable facts:

Wave by Huun-Huur-Tu was my most-played song of 2017, and I think it's a modern masterpiece.
Gagaku (Kunaicho Gakubu) is more doom than you or your detuned guitar will ever be.
Terje Isungset's "Winter Songs" featured ice instruments, including an ice guitar and ice horn.
On tour with Foonyap in EU starting May 15th!

The List

Michiyo Yagi - Rouge / The Bicycle Ride
Kunaicho Gakubu - Seigaiha
The Silk Road Ensemble - Summer In The High Grassland
Huun-Huur-Tu & The Bulgarian Voices Angelite - Wave
respectfulchild - Trickle
Terje Isungset & Lena Nymark - Live 2014
Hossein Alizadeh - Aftab
Dead Can Dance - Summing of the Muse
Espen Jorgensen - Move Ahead Quickly
FOONYAP - Mourning Coup

Blue Dependence – Performance 

For those who missed the performance of Blue Dependence, the amazing multimedia dance performance by Choreographer Eva Kolarova (featuring a musical collaboration between Alder & Ash and Charles Bicari), here is an amazing video of a few wonderful parts of the performance.


Blue Dependence – Performance by Choreographer Eva Kolarova 



Utilizing the language of dance, text, video projection and music, Blue Dependence explores the reality of struggling with addiction. A reality far too often experienced by our modern society.

Through personal entries in a journal, Blue Dependence tells the story of Iris, a young woman gripped by her unstable psyche and sentenced to death by her addictions. Her beloved Patrick, tormented by her untimely demise and the discovery of her struggles in writing, tries to make sense of her tortured journey.

Choreography: Eva Kolarova
Music: Alder & Ash and Charles Bicari

DÉJÀ VU – Film by Olivier Labonte Lemoyne 



Ariane rencontre son meilleur ami dans un restaurant monotone afin de lui raconter un fantasme qu’elle vient de réaliser. Après l’entrée d’un homme mystérieux, Ariane est atteinte d’un sentiment étrange de déjà-vu, soit la prémonition d’un cauchemar qui est sur le point de se concrétiser.

Director: Olivier Lebonte Lemoyne
Music: Alder & Ash