Again a post on music. As you may notice, music is one of my great passions. I love to listen to good music, and I consider music as good, if it really gets you. Good music is something that you feel, that you can fall into and forget everything around you.
Such music is played by Helium Vola. Actually I am not a great fan, and I only like a small amount of their songs. But these songs are so enormously good, that I can listen to them over and over again. On the other side I guess for 90% of the readers reading about famous bands such as Asp and Evanescence are bored, as you already know them. So I would love to write about bands that are not that well known. Such is Helium Vola.
This post I want to dedicate to a still quiet unknown band from the medieval music subculture.
The band itself is called Faun, after the mythological creature Faunus, that is also known as Satyr (one of the band members pseudonym), or Pan.
They call their music style “pagan folk”. Paganus is Latin and originally meant villager, but was used by the church during the middle ages for all heathen people. Heathenism is a group of old religions from Central Europe, where the people believed in many gods, mostly as forces of nature, as well as many mystical creatures (elves, dwarfs, forest ghosts, etc.). All in all those religions where very close to nature.
The band itself founded the name to describe their music. It is folk music, most of the songs are historical songs, in all different kind of old, medieval languages, which are not spoken anymore.