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Freak Folk is a style that uses mainly acoustic instruments; mostly guitar (often in alternate tunings) and occasionally violin or flute, accompanied by percussion instruments such as bongos. Used correctly, it tends to refer to music with long instrumental/psychedelic passages (and that may utilize drones), or "poppier" folk music with elaborately baroque, psychedelic or oppressive atmospheres. Some modern singer-songwriters are tagged as Freak Folk just for looking a bit peculiar.

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  • Avatar for CompSimpCarl
    all anco's stuff until 'strawberry jam' was def freak folk. not that it matters.
  • Avatar for 29700761
    Pelos, porros, protesta y acrónimos (LSD, PCP, MDMA…) . Hippies de ayer, de hoy y de siempre. ¡Qué muchachos más sanos y divertidos!.
  • Avatar for tb_lvlup old release, almost all of the tracks, a complete shit, but, maybe you hear something interesting in this recordings, i hope so and of course a free download!
  • Avatar for Ashbad
    Most of AnCo's stuff barely fits in this genre tag
  • Avatar for JamesGregoire
    Animal Collective GOAT of freak folk
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  • Avatar for sls
    It was the song of 2011! You had to be there man!
  • Avatar for jambolini
    it's funny because all the connected artists are more pop / indie folk that seem a bit "quirky" as opposed to legit freaks that make legit freaky folk music ...
  • Avatar for FauveTerror
    what the fu is that
  • Avatar for howhigh13
    hi everybody, for quiet some time i'm searching for a video. The song was like acoustic and alternative folk. Video was interesting, there were toys with active moving eyes:) I remember that there was a blonde girl playing classic guitar and sing and it was a band and the other members were male. The song was rythmic. Do you know this song? I think it was the song of 2010 or 2011.

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