Canadian songwriter Simone Schmidt aka Fiver spent a few years going through the old case files (from 1854-1881) of patients at the Rockwood Asylum for the Criminally Insane and turned her findings into fictional folk songs. The end result is an extremely powerful and breathtaking traditional folk album Audible Songs From Rockwood. It’s mesmerizing in an unsettling manner. I’m not really able to do justice to such an incredible album, but it’s definitely an album you’ll need to hear. Audible Songs From Rockwood came out on April 21st on the great Canadian label Idee Fixe Records. This is the music video for excellent album outtake Mouser.