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Kim Doo Soo

Kim Doo Soo (???) is a modern Korean folk musician, who was only famous in deep underground scene. But in recent years, his 4th. album "Free Spirit" gained high expectation, and became more & more famous. His vocal & music style are very unique.

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Feathers

There is more than one artist with this name. 1. http://www.myspace.com/feathersfamily
Looking (and often sounding) as though they've been sent directly from central casting, the psych-folk octet Feathers originate from the same fertile New England climates that generated the wayfaring likes of Tower Recordings and the MV & EE Medicine Show. The arrival of their debut album on Devendra Banhart and Andy Cabic's Gnomonsong label has not gone unheralded...

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Ed Askew

Ed Askew, a gay man, cut one of the best and most obscure LPs in the original ESP Disk’s vague rock/folk/freak series, issued eponymously and since reissued as Ask the Unicorn, before apparently dropping off the edge of his world. Years later, thanks to detective work by - naturally - Mr Clint Simonson of the De Stijl Records imprint, it turned out that not only was Askew still breathing but he had actually recorded a follow-up to his ESP Disk in 1970 that had lain in the can for decades.

Read more about Ed Askew on Last.fm.

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Coco Rosie

The luminously lovely indie folk-tronic duo CocoRosie consists of the Casady sisters, vocalist/guitarist/harpist Sierra and vocalist/percussionist Bianca. Both sisters had an early love of music that they pursued as they grew up, albeit in different ways: Sierra began operatic vocal training while she was in high school, while Bianca sang and wrote songs but kept them to herself. That is, until she reconnected with Sierra, who joined Bianca at her Paris apartment, and they started playing and recording songs together.

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Amen Dunes

Amen Dunes, the solo project of Damon McMahon, began with recordings made in the fall of 2006 in upstate New York. Those tapes were initially put on the shelf as personal recordings he never intended for release, and the following summer, McMahon moved to China and all but stopped making music. He would live in Beijing for the next few years, writing and recording only occasionally. With the release of DIA on Locust Music in 2009, however, he decided to move back to the States and form a band around Amen Dunes.

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Ted Barnes

From the Boomkat catalogue entry for Underbelly: 'You might not be familiar with the name but Ted Barnes was the co-writer and guitarist on the first three Beth Orton albums. Described by his label as a national treasure, Barnes has come up with a sound somewhere in-between Jon Brion (Kanye West/Aimee Mann/Fiona Apple producer) and an instrumental Nick Drake. However, these tracks are never as whimsical as Brion or as mournful as Drake, instead we have a collection of charming and beautifully produced eclectic folk music.'

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