The chip packet exploded before we made it to 5000m, but the music kept on rolling.
Listen While You Read[audio:http://www.transientfolk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/09-rocks-spits-and-cries.mp3|titles=The Lancaster Orchestra – rocks, spits and cries]
Before I go off on a stint of backpacking I go into a bit of a music collection frenzy so that I have new stuff to listen to as I spend the next part of my life mainly on buses.
The Lancaster Orchestra came to my attention between Lima and Huancayo, which is one incredible bus ride from sea level up into the Andes. In fact when we got there we actually got stranded for a couple of slow days where the only thing I really remember was a large protest march by mothers demanding milk for their kids?
Anyway, The Lancaster Orchestra are actually from Scandinavia, which is home to its own folk music movement, which continually surprises me with how similar it is to the american folk movement in sound.
This album is one quality piece of folkmanship, with only the last song confusing me a little with a long 80s saxophone piece. But then any saxophone confuses me pretty easily.
There are rumours of a new album coming soon, and I am really looking forward to it, as 6 years is quite a wait.
You can hold of the CD here.
One For The Road[audio:http://www.transientfolk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/03-pocketchange.mp3|titles=The Lancaster Orchestra – pocketchange]