British psych-folk artist Flexagon recently joined forces with Lihou‘s Emmanuelle Bouthillier, resulting in a stunning and epic folk treat. Un Vert Bocage features the hypnotic sound of the hurdy-gurdy and showcases a traditional song once sung in Flexagon’s home island of Guernsey—a cautionary tale for women about the challenges of marriage. Sung in French, with one verse recorded in Guernsey in the 1950s, the rest of the lyrics were reconstructed by Roland Scales of Lihou, drawing from various versions of the song from across France. Describing it as ambient folk or not, this magnetic collaboration captivates with its unique blend of sounds and storytelling.