Überfolk: Music for Nations | Review for Counter-Currents | Article


The cover art of Überfolk‘s debut album, Music for Nations, depicts a winding path over hills, focusing the eye on a distant central point, implying a journey towards an ideal. Such a journey nonetheless requires us to traverse over land and soil, through the brush and bramble of earthly life. This provides a fitting image for the music contained in this two-album project, as Music for Nations is indeed about people with roots, people called to a vision, and people with a common heritage and a common destiny.

Contrast this approach with modern art that, by definition, cannot be grounded in any specific ethnic perspective, unless that perspective is ironic or fetishizes a non-European culture. Modern art remains stuck in…

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