We are excited to release our latest joint compilation project that was a collaboration between A Blaze Ansuz and the left/folk project. This seventeen track neofolk compilation is a fundraiser to support the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, which supports First Nations people affected by the violence of the Canadian residential school system and the after effects of colonialism.
The Playlist for this new compilation, called “Haunting Ground,” is:
|1.||Partum Nihil – At Daggers Drawn 03:42||info|
|2.||Autumn Brigade – The Gates Of Heaven 02:03|
|3.||BloccoNero – Ninna Nanna Del Rivoluzionario 03:14|
|4.||Ulvesang – The Truth 03:56|
|5.||All In Vain – Palantir 07:34|
|6.||River – Whispering Blossoms 05:57|
|7.||Voyvoda – Karandjule 04:27|
|8.||Peace Through Decay – Atonement 04:32|
|9.||Shattered Hand – Forms Of Sacrifice And Concentration (Radial) 04:51|
|10.||Nøkken + The Grim – Nøkkens Sang Om Elven 04:28|
|11.||Haunter Of The Woods – I 04:12|
|12.||Weather Veins – Life Runs Undefied 03:49|
|13.||Spectral Sister – Trail Of Dead Moths 02:04|
|14.||A Great Hand From Heaven – I See You 02:35|
|15.||Without History – He Comes To See Sally 05:14|
|16.||Blood And Dust – Burn It Down 03:56|
|17.||DEAES – Burnt Offerings (Daggers High!) 04:21|
Statement on Compilation from left/folk:
We meet again, somewhere between resignation and revolution, with aural gifts to pass the time. Today’s offering is a collection of songs that reflect on themes of justice and vengeance, their interwoven narratives, and the aftermath of retribution. We hope you enjoy. This compilation would not be possible without the efforts of many individuals across the planet, so we would like to give thanks.
First, we would like to thank A Blaze Ansuz for their efforts in curating this compilation, their persistent dedication to building a new musical path, and their endless support. We would like to thank the artists who contributed to this work, especially those who reached out to us of their own volition, who have taken the initiative to build and express their art and share it with this growing community. We would like to thank everyone who has donated to, purchased, and shared our material, allowing us to continue to merge creativity and service in this ongoing project to cultivate alternate cultural spaces in the present and future.
We would like to thank all political activists across occupied territories who are fighting for the dignity and sovereignty of their people, in opposition to colonial and imperialist forces who seek to blend us all into a capitalist hegemon by erasure of our indigenous cultures and histories. We thank everyone fighting against state repression, and everyone fighting to push against tyrants of all stripes.
As usual, we are living in tumultuous times, walking slowly towards inevitable ecological, social, and economic collapse. It is our imperative to forge bonds grounded in solidarity and cooperation amongst various communities across the planet. We must think locally as well, building community, preparing for the possibility/probability of very horrible things happening within our lifetime. Part of building communities is reconciling and healing the wounds of past atrocity by any means possible, which is why all donations from this compilation will be directed towards the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
The IRSSS is a provincial organization with a twenty-year history of providing services to Indian Residential School Survivors. Founded in 1994, they actively provide essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas.
It truly is up to us to defend, heal, and uplift one another. We cannot survive or evolve as a society, as a people, without cooperation and solidarity. LEFT/FOLK is here to help provide the soundtrack to this directive, music that is energetically and spiritually aligned to this desire for great liberation of all peoples.
We are all we have. Let us reap vengeance and justice together!
Also make sure to add the Antifascist Neofolk Playlist on Spotify, which includes many of the artists that are on this compilation.