Boomkat Product Review:
Originally issued in 2001, Herman Dune's They Go To The Woods was the second album by the influential lo-fi folkers, and in retrospect it's an alluring if somewhat haphazard and ramshackle collection of songs. Although songs like 'By The Door Of The Temple' never convincingly achieve perfect pitch, the rough and spontaneous performances fit the songs perfectly, and following suit the recordings remain unfussy, capturing the spirit of the writing brilliantly. The raw and wayward vocal harmonising on tracks like 'Strange Plot' provides another key facet of the Herman Dune sound, manifesting itself as a rough-and-ready parallel to Kings Of Convenience's approximation of Simon & Garfunkel. Although the album presents itself as raw and simple in execution, there's nothing half-hearted or undercooked about the songs here, and They Go To The Woods endures as a beguiling document of Euro-anti-folk.