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    Need help finding more jazzy alt-folk like this...!

    Heya, really hoping someone here can help!

    anyone here able to recommend me any artists or songs based on these ones? there's a particular jazz alt-folk vibe to both of them that stand out to me. Maybe that descriptor is a bit misleading, so please give these tracks a listen to see what I mean! Maybe there's a particular genre I can search to find more like this, or maybe some artists who touch on these styles? Only can find these singular tracks of this style from these two artists.

    Mary Fahl - Dream of You


    Holly Brook - Falling Out of View

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    I haven't kept abreast of current alt-folk trends, but the songs above bring to mind some of the work Judee Sill did years ago. I think she only produced two studio albums and the first, IMO, is the better.

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    This is considered jazz

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    You may know them already - but I'd definitely recommend The Unthanks - especially the albums Last, & Mount the Air (for added prog credentials, they've covered both Robert Wyatt & Starless in the past!)

    You might want to try Magnetic North - this is a track from their album Orkney:

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    Thanks for those suggestions! I'm liking that Melody Gardot tune as it's own thing, however it doesn't have that ethereal / abstract atmosphere of the two tracks I linked so I wouldn't say really fits with that, but thank you for sharing this as the orchestration is super lush

    Judee Sill I am only hearing of now for the first time, but it looks I have also been suggested it in response to this request on another forum, so I am definitely digging in! I've listened to a few tracks so far and really particularly like 'The Donor', so I'm excited to hear more, thank you so much!

    If anyone else has any other suggestions please let me know, I am not usually a folk listener at all but I really dig when it gets that bit ethereal and jazzy!

    edit: the above post came in while I was typing this, going to check out The Unthanks next ^_^

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    You might also be interested in Elisabeth Fraser's collaborations with Yann Tiersen - this is Kala:

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    Based on the first clip I would recommend Anastasia Minster, who's recent album Father impressed me a lot:


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    A few songs by Jane Siberry fit that mold. I'd try "The Valley" and "The Lobby" first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auxfnx View Post
    Holly Brook - Falling Out of View
    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post
    You might also be interested in Elisabeth Fraser's collaborations with Yann Tiersen - this is Kala:
    both these have me thinking of this:



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    Quote Originally Posted by soundsweird View Post
    A few songs by Jane Siberry fit that mold. I'd try "The Valley" and "The Lobby" first.
    All of the Maria album qualifies, where she’s collaborating with a jazz combo. Obviously, latter 70s Joni Mitchell also comes to mind.

    Maybe some of the work by Finnish singer-songwriter Carita Holmström would be of interest. A lot of those Finnish jazz-prog guys (Pekka Pöyry, Esko Rosnell, Måns Grundstroem, Mats Huldén, Paroni Paakkunainen, Heikki Virtanen, etc.) have played on her records.

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