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North Country Primitive is a music blog focusing on guitar soli, psych folk whatever other cosmic sounds take our fancy at any given time. The page originally briefly existed from 2015 - 2016, and all the interviews and reviews from the first time round are back up on the new site, either on the home page or, for the longer articles, on the archive page. The archive page will eventually also have other bits and pieces added, such as articles from now defunct websites like the Unbroken Circle and Lost Folk Tapes. Unless it says otherwise, all the articles are by Nigel Spencer, which basically involves a bit of light editing of the screeds of closely typed text sent to us by the wonderful musicians we feature. 

I really don't like writing album reviews. I'll do it if I have to, but I'll probably just write 'cathedrals of sound' over and over again and no-one wants that. If you like the sorts of things we cover, you can string a decent sentence or two together and you'd like to be a part of this thing, please get in touch. And if you want to contact us for any other reason, particularly if you're a musician we should be checking out, drop us a line.

There are lots of links to various people's Bandcamp pages scattered around this website. Go and buy some music. Bandcamp is brilliant - a platform that centres the artist & gives them control, where you're paying artists directly for their work at a price they set themselves, rather than funding some shonky outfit that sees itself as the 'product' and reduces the artists it relies on to mere content providers (Hello, Spotify!). Here's a great article by Damon Krukowski that elaborates nicely on this theme. Equally, you won't find any Amazon links, sponsored or otherwise, because Jeff Bezos is quite rich enough without us helping him.

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