Musk Ox

Musk Ox is a Canadian chamber folk trio featuring Nathanael Larochette (classical guitar), Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello) and Evan Runge (violin).

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Discography

Inheritance

Inheritance | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

1.Inheritance (Part 1 – Premonition) 05:55
2.Inheritance (Part 2 – Hindsight) 17:31
3.Memoriam 06:01
4.Ritual 11:18
5.Weightless 07:10
about
Seven years since their widely celebrated sophomore record Woodfall, the elusive Canadian chamber folk trio Musk Ox have returned with their highly anticipated third release Inheritance. Despite the long wait since their acclaimed 2014 record “Woodfall”, the musicians within Musk Ox have remained prolific, releasing numerous albums with affiliated projects such as The Night Watch, The Visit, and Kamancello along with solo work from each member. The trio’s combined stage and studio experience is on full display throughout “Inheritance”, a captivating set of compositions representing new levels of growth and maturity for Musk Ox. As with “Woodfall”, the original skeleton of the album was composed on guitar by Larochette before being handed to Weinroth-Browne for string compositions, re-structuring and additional guitar arrangements. The trio then spent hours workshopping, arranging and rearranging parts in the rehearsal room, leading to a more refined and collaborative album. Containing some of the group’s most ambitious as well as intimate material, “Inheritance” is a cathartic collection where wordless hymns of worry and wonder form the stirring soundtrack to an uncertain age of reckoning, reflection and resilience.
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released July 9, 2021

Performed by Musk Ox

Nathanael Larochette – Classical Guitar
Raphael Weinroth-Browne – Cello
Evan Runge – Violin

Dedicated to the memory of
Gwen Herstad, Sharon Conyer,
Eliot McKinnon, Gabriel et Christiane Vernier

1 composed and arranged by Musk Ox
2-5 composed by N. Larochette and R. Weinroth-Browne
Strings/additional guitar arrangements for 2-5 by R. Weinroth-Browne

Engineered by Dean Watson at The Workshop
Mixed by Simon Larochette and Musk Ox at The Sugar Shack
Mastered by Fedge

Booklet Poetry by Conyer Clayton
Nature photography by Hasi Eldib
Band photography by Jonathan Lorange
Layout by Bryan W. Bray

Musk Ox would like to express our deepest
gratitude, love, and respect to our families, friends, fans,
and anyone who has supported us throughout the years

Created with generous support from the Ontario Arts Council

• Genre : Acoustic folk / modern classical
• Released : July 9, 2021
• Country : Canada
• Bandcamp : https://muskoxofficial.bandcamp.com
• YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNBN…
• Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/muskoxoffic…
• Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MuskOxOfficial/

Woodfall Digital Guitar Book + Album

Woodfall Digital Guitar Book + Album | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

1.Part 1 – Earthrise 09:24
2.Part 2 – Windswept 10:44
3.Part 3 – Arcanum 17:35
4.Part 4 – Above the Clouds 10:28
5.Part 5 – Serenade the Constellations 17:46
about
The official guitar tab book for the new Musk Ox album “Woodfall”. Meticulously tabbed out by guitarist Nathanael Larochette and created with the help of Luke Hoskin (Protest the Hero, Sheet Happens Publishing), this PDF version of the book comes with a download of “Woodfall”.
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released September 23, 2014

Performed by Musk Ox

Nathanael Larochette – Classical Guitar
Raphael Weinroth-Browne – Cello
Evan Runge – Violin

Dedicated to the life and memory of:
Adrian “The Energizer” Bromley
David “Woods of Ypres” Gold
Steve “MF” Sauvé

Composed by Nathanael Larochette and Raphael Weinroth-Browne
String arrangements and additional guitar composition
by Raphael Weinroth-Browne
Additional composition/arrangements on Part 1
by Angela Schleihauf/Rosalind McCanny
Recorded at The Gallery – Ottawa, ON – 2012
Produced by Musk Ox and Dean Watson
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering
Created with generous support from the City of Ottawa

Photography by Jade Bergeron
Layout by John Meloche at Melodic Creative
Supervision by Luke Hoskin at Sheet Happens Publishing Inc.

(3) Musk Ox – The Making of Woodfall (Documentary) – YouTube

Woodfall

Woodfall | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

1.Part 1 – Earthrise 09:24
2.Part 2 – Windswept 10:44
3.Part 3 – Arcanum 17:35
4.Part 4 – Above the Clouds 10:28
5.Part 5 – Serenade the Constellations 17:46
about
Musk Ox’s second full-length album. A one-hour, five part progressive chamber folk epic for classical guitar, cello and violin

Woodfall LP available courtesy of Neuropa Records:

neuroparecords.com/search?query=musk+ox&shop=neuropa-records

“Now an instrumental trio that includes violin and cello, Musk Ox expertly combines the subtlety of Arvo Pärt with the tension and drive of Clint Mansell. “Woodfall” is a grand and panoramic sophomore effort that offers the warmth and maturity only hinted at on the debut.”

  • Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured)

“Musk Ox’s most ambitious offering to date; rich in harmony, expression, and most notably, the nuanced finesse of Nathanael Larochette’s classical guitar stylings. Much like the nature that I imagine has inspired it, “Woodfall” evokes a sense of calm, stillness, and simplicity, while at once flowing forward and in constant motion”.

  • Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrythmia, Gorguts, Vaura)

“Whatever it may lack in heavy metal thunder or ravishing grimness, Musk Ox more than makes up for with its richness in atmosphere and emotion, created in tune with the natural world and its terrifying beauty.”… more
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released June 17, 2014

Performed by Musk Ox

Nathanael Larochette – Classical Guitar
Raphael Weinroth-Browne – Cello
Evan Runge – Violin

Dedicated to the life and memory of:
Adrian “The Energizer” Bromley
David “Woods of Ypres” Gold
Steve “MF” Sauvé

Composed by Nathanael Larochette and Raphael Weinroth-Browne
String arrangements and additional guitar composition
by Raphael Weinroth-Browne
Additional composition/arrangements on Part 1
by Angela Schleihauf/Rosalind McCanny
Recorded at The Gallery – Ottawa, ON – 2012
Produced by Musk Ox and Dean Watson
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering
Front/Back Photography by Leanne Smar
Booklet Photography by Jade Bergeron
Design by John Haughm

Created with generous support from the City of Ottawa

(3) Musk Ox – Windswept Guitar Playthrough – YouTube

Solstice

Solstice | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

Exclusive song created for the “Whom The Moon a Nightsong Sings” compilation. Released by Prophecy Productions
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released October 10, 2010
Composed and Performed by Nathanael Larochette

Solo Classical Guitar

Engineered by Gareth Auden-Hole
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering

(3) Musk Ox – Solstice – YouTube

The Face of Patience

The Face of Patience | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

Exclusive song created for the “Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer” compilation. Released by Pest Productions
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released October 25, 2010
Composed and Performed by Nathanael Larochette

Classical and Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Chants

Cello by Lac-Hong Phi
Female vocals by Alexandra Krakus

Engineered by Simon Larochette
OIART – London, ON – Winter 2009
Mixed and Mastered by Mike Tompkins

(3) The Face of Patience – YouTube

Musk Ox Re​-​release

Musk Ox Re-release | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

1.Un Jardin Au Bout Du Monde 13:13
2.Sur Une Infinie Route De Terre 08:54
3.Entre La Terre et Le Ciel 14:10
4.Les Plus Beaux De Nos Jours 06:26
5.Lullaby For Ghosts 02:18
about
Musk Ox’s debut full-length album, mastered with the bonus track “Lullaby For Ghosts”. Released by Absurdist Records

“Musk Ox delivers a provocative synthesis of European styled folk with a distinctively North American sense of landscape—wide, open, and stretching ever outwards. This is music that relies equally on breath, space, silence, and harmony. These songs maintain a sense of longing and waiting while nonetheless remaining within a state of perfect rest. Rarely does such music expertly negotiate those competing feelings of futurity and antiquity. One of the freshest and most original voices in Neofolk”

  • Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured)

“An incredibly cerebral and soothing piece of work…these are 45 of the most enchanting minutes of music you’ll hear this side of a magical forest”

  • Blabbermouth

“…a modest triumph of a record…we are blindsided by just how awe-inspiring this seemingly simple album becomes”

  • Decibel

“It has just the right level of composure and asuterity to remind of times past…a record of poise and depth”

  • Terrorizer
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    released February 3, 2009

Composed and Performed by Nathanael Larochette

Classical and Acoustic Guitars, Grand Piano, Choirs and Chants
Melodica, Recorder and Wood Flutes, Glockenspiel, Samples and Ambiance

Produced, and Mixed by Dean Watson and Nathanael Larochette
The Gallery – Ottawa, ON – Summer/Fall 2007
Mastered by Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios

“Lullaby For Ghosts”
Composed and Performed by Nathanael Larochette
Female Vocals by Shelley Oakes and Karyn Makins
Cello by Lac-Hong Phi
Engineered and Mixed by Simon Larochette
OIART – London, ON – Summer 2008
Assisted by Gareth Auden-Hole

This album is dedicated to the first peoples of turtle island

Layout by Mikko Lehto
Photography by Myra Burrell
Artwork by Jeneen Frei Njootli

(3) Musk Ox – YouTube

Musk Ox

Musk Ox | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

1.Un Jardin Au Bout Du Monde 13:15
2.Sur Une Infinie Route De Terre 08:53
3.Entre La Terre et Le Ciel 14:04
4.Les Plus Beaux De Nos Jours 06:33
about
Musk Ox’s debut full-length album first released as a limited CDR. This is the original, unmastered version which I’ve always felt was a better representation of the material.
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released November 27, 2007

Composed and Performed by Nathanael Larochette

Classical and Acoustic Guitars, Grand Piano, Choirs and Chants
Melodica, Recorder and Wood Flutes, Glockenspiel, Samples and Ambiance

Produced, and Mixed by Dean Watson and Nathanael Larochette
The Gallery – Ottawa, ON – Summer/Fall 2007
Artwork by Jeneen Frei Njootli

Entre Le Soleil et Les Arbres

Entre Le Soleil et Les Arbres | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

1.Les Maigres Bouquets D’arbres 03:38
2.Au Fond Des Champs 02:59
3.Des Plus Beaux De Nos Jours 02:09
4.Le Phare 02:11
5.Deux Petits Arbres 04:23
6.Pour Myra 04:25
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Musk Ox’s third EP. A spring-themed work of pastoral folk.
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released March 1, 2008

Composed, Performed and Produced by Nathanael Larochette

Classical and Acoustic Guitars, Keys, Wood Flute, Samples
and Ambiance

Violin by Evan Runge

Entre Les Nuages et La Neige

Entre Les Nuages et La Neige | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

1.Entre Les Nuages… 02:53
2.Une Tristesse De L’esprit 03:17
3.Dans Les Bois Avec Toi 03:21
4.Au Froid De La Nuit 02:55
5.La Sommeil De L’hiver 03:22
6.…et La Neige 07:56
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Musk Ox’s second EP. A winter-themed work of meditative folk.
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released February 1, 2007

Composed, Performed and Produced by Nathanael Larochette

Classical Guitar, Recorder Flute, Chants, Samples and Ambiance

Violin by Evan Runge

Entre La Terre et Le Ciel

Entre La Terre et Le Ciel | Musk Ox (bandcamp.com)

1.La Mer M’appelle 02:15
2.Un Jardin Au Bout Du Monde 03:04
3.Les Nuages Pleures 03:02
4.Sur Une Infinie Route De Terre 03:43
5.Le Lac 02:25
6.Pour Les Oiseaux 05:14
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Musk Ox’s debut EP. A summer-themed work of shimmering folk.
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released July 1, 2006

Composed, Performed and Produced by Nathanael Larochette

Classical and Acoustic Guitars, Violin, Keys, Wood Flute, Samples
and Ambiance

(3) Musk Ox – Tema – YouTube

(3) Musk Ox – YouTube

Bright Canadian trio of post rock instrumentals utilize layered textures of folk, neo classic, progressive against an ambient background.

Band active since 2006 with their debut album Entre La Terre et Le Ciel and with their latest release Inheritance of July 9, 2021 containing 05 immersive, complex, very well elaborated, exquisite melodies marked by an exquisite refinement and an amazing technique.

Inheritance part 1 & 2 shows an ecstatic sensibility filled with soft chords and arpeggios masterfully performed against a backdrop of beautiful landscapes that lead us to a splendor of emotions on strings with a polished and engaging maturation.

Memoriam is a soft pearl with fingerings that absorb our perception with exquisite refinement and an unparalleled amplitude that bursts into ecstasy.

Ritual is long, immersive, reflective, contemplative, creative, performed with a dazzling, engaging brilliance.

And ending we have Weightless, smooth and beautiful tying this stupendous album for demanding connoisseurs and aficionados of detail with complex arrangements expressed by the ability to extract emotions in each note uttered with a captivating and striking genius.

Amazing album and exquisite collection, I recommend it.

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