Meet Quentin Maltrud: Le Garçon de l’Automne

While doing my review of the Castlefest Collective album, there was one name that I didn’t know: Le Garçon de l’Automne. A bit of internet research told me that Le Garçon de l’Automne is a pagan folk project by the starting French musician Quentin Maltrud. After listening to Eluveitie, Quentin started to play the hurdy-gurdy five years ago. And while Quentin was discovering more and more European folk bands he also acquired more and more folk instruments, working out himself how to play and use them.
Two years ago he started recording the first songs for what would become his debut album Leaves Are Falling. This album came out in October of last year and it is, as to be expected, a journey through European folk music. I really enjoyed listening to it. Sure there are some ‘moments’, but in general, Quentin can be proud of this first CD. It shows a musician that is passionate, who dares to try out things, and who has fresh and original ideas. Besides that, he is eager to learn. So my first impression of Le Garçon de l’Automne is a real positive one. And I’m convinced that in the years to come Quentin will grow into a really interesting, surprising artist. He has all the potential for it.
Want to know more? Here is the link.

Wednesday reviewday…., featuring Trolska Polska

So what Am I supposed to say about Trolska Polska‘s latest album that I didn’t already say in the review? That it is a great album? That the band worked out the Troll concept to perfection? That I love the artwork? That it is a must-buy for e-v-e-r-y (bal)folk enthousiast? That it is in my top 3 list of favorite folk albums of all time!? Well…., I mentioned ALL of that already!

So it has finally come to this! I am out of words! And it are Trolska Polska that are to blame. I guess there is only one thing I can do now. insert the link here, and lead you to what made me speechless.
It’s something called: EUFoRI!

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