Cosmic Mandoliners, The – “Cosmic Mandoliners, The” – [Ruralfaune Records]
French guys Florian Tositti & Vincent Fribault create this duo. Alternating between icy asteroid electronic drones & folky fucked up elfian songs. Guitars, bass, electronics, wind, organs…. I love how they manage to blend the noise into the guitar plunking, flute playing folky styles. Like a dark looming cloud entering Hobbit-land. Bells and all. Lovely melancholic darkness with an optimistic glimmer.