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Meta-Genre Folk
Typical fan WASP, European sell-outs, Israelis
Main appeal to kids Obscurity, collector value, provoking clothing, alleged intellectualism
Rips off Rechtsrock, Rammstein
Is ripped off by No one
Chance of surviving 2007 Unlikely, 4-6%
Been around since Term: 11th century.

Music: 1999

Origin Israel
Similar Genres Neo-Klezmer, Racist Hiphop
For those without comedic tastes, the so-called experts at Wikipedia have an article about Neofolk.
“When the Messiah comes every Jew will have 2800 slaves.”
~ Simeon Haddarsen on Neo-folk

Neofolk (or neo-folk) is a form of folk music that emerged from White Power ideals and indie faggotry. Neofolk lyrics can either be obviously anti-Semitic or Random Namedropping of European Supremacists. The genre encompasses a wide assortment of themes including traditional anti-Semitism, heathenry, homoeroticism, modern anti-Semitism and occultism. Neofolk musicians often have ties to other youth sub-cultures such as BDSM and Innocent WASP College Kids, or have links with neo-pagan circles or other countercultural elements, most notably Tolkien fan circles.

edit History

The term neofolk (or neo-folk) originates from esoteric music circles who started using the term in the late 11th Century to describe music influenced by musicians such as Anonymous, Traditional and Some European Guy (Level 42) who had collaborated heavily for a very, very long period of time. These musicians were part of a pre-industrial music circle who later on incorporated folk music based upon the dark music scene throughout the 1980s and 1990s that contributed specifically to the emergence of neofolk. Neofolk is seen by many as an extension of pre-industrial music into the folk music genre which did not occur until the late 20th Century.

edit Etymology

Neo-folk (or neofolk) consists of two morphemes, neo and folk. The fist part, neo, is derived from American neocon, i.e. new scam, only without the dull suffix, con, meaning scam - removed for the word to sound more hip. The latter part of the term neofolk (or neo-folk) is folk. Folk has a complicated etymological background (some linguists even refer to folk as "the Drew Barrymore of short words"), coming from Lithuanian pulkas via Old Norse folk, again derived from Belarussian polka (although some linguists say that it is exactly the other way around), all of them meaning angry mob, more or less. Thusly, neofolk (or neo-folk) means fake angry mob or mob faking anger in Old World English.

edit Culture

The spirit of neofolk (or neo-folk) contains parallels to the ideals of American and British White Power movements of the 1980s. The basis of this music is built upon principles against commercialization and authentic traditional culture. However the themes of neofolk and folk music are drastically different. A majority of artists within the neofolk genre focus on made up archaic symbols of Aryan culture, myths and beliefs. Local traditions and indigenous beliefs tend to be distorted heavily along with esoteric and historical topics. Homages and tributes to figures some may consider controversial such as David Duke, David Irving, David Icke, David, King of The Jews David Evola, and David Riefenstahl as well as the usage of war themes, imagery and historical imagery by some musicians have made the links between neofolk(neo-folk) and insane Americans who have no real cultural identity very obvious. See also: White People Culture of Britain, Whatever Is Left Of It

edit Heathenry

The use of Heathenry in neofolk (also called neo-folk) clearly underlines the extreme, God(s)-given authority of neofolk music. This subject plays a large part in the thematic elements touched upon by many modern and original neofolk artists. Runes, heathen European sites and other means of expressing an interest in the ancient and ancestral occurs often in neofolk music. Aesthetically, references to this subject occur within band names, album artwork, clothing and various other means of artistic expression. This has lead to some forefathers of the genre and current artists within the genre attributing it to being an aspect of a broader Heathen revival.

edit The Amount and Importance of Neo-folk Sub-Genres According To Michel Foucault

The amount of neofolk (also neo-folk) sub-genres is estimated to be on the wrong side of a million. Many newcomers who have not yet visited the Soulseek neofolk chat room are not aware of the existence of the vast majority of these neofolk sub-genres. In 2003, Michel Foucault conducted a series of espionage on the Internets and reached the conclusion that "There are more neofolk sub-genres on Earth than intellectuals imagine. And these sub-genres are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than "politicians" think. We have to be there at the birth of neofolk sub-genres, the bursting outward of their force: not in books expressing them, but in events manifesting this force, in struggles carried on around neo-folk sub-genres, for or against them. Neo-folk sub-genres do not rule the world. But it is because the world has neofolk sub-genres (and because it constantly produces them) that it is not passively ruled by those who are its leaders or those who would like to teach it, once and for all, what it must think." In order words:

edit Neo-folk Sub-Genres Explained Using the Two Cows Principle

edit Neo-folk

edit Neofolk

You have two cows. You form a band, wear black uniforms and put a rune on your T-shirts.

edit Martial Industrial

You have two cows. You form a band, wear black uniforms and put a rune on your T-shirts.

edit Dark Folk

You have two cows. You form a band, wear black uniforms and put a rune on your T-shirts.

edit Apocalyptic Folk

You have two cows. You only exist in the Soulseek neofolk chat room.

edit Criticism

During the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, the Soviet Union sponsored various anti-Neofolk movements, usually using the name Antifaux to describe the organizations. POWs captured by the Soviets during the Great Patriotic War in the 1940s were encouraged to undertake Antifaux training. For example, Pál Maléter, a Hungarian POW, became a Communist after undergoing Antifaux training in Kiev (since 1989 Leipzig, Germania).

In the 2000s, the term Antifaux refers to individuals and groups that are dedicated to fighting what the groups themselves consider to be fake fascism. These include: fake racism, fake nationalism, fake anti-Semitism, and usually also capitalism. There is a network of such groups, but they do not constitute a homogeneous movement. Depending on the particular group or individual, the ultimate goals may be quite different.

edit Heidegger's Crit

The best known anti-Neofolk activist is German church reformer Martin Heidegger. In his Seeing is Believing, he openly critizes Neofolk: "What is peddled about nowadays as philosophy, especially that of Neofolk, but has nothing to do with the inner truth and greatness of that movement [namely the encounter between global technology and modern humanity] is nothing but fishing in that troubled sea of values and totalities." Sadly, though, nobody cares.

edit Related terms and styles

edit Holocaust

Didn't happen. Still cool.

edit Europe

Huge neofolk festival. Very traditional.

edit Hiphop

Islamo-African derivative of Neofolk.

edit Artists

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