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artist The Acorn

Ottawa, ON, CANADA
Paper Bag Records
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The Acorn, the project of Rolf Klausener, began as a collection of home recordings in 2002. These furtive electro-acoustic explorations inspired by the Ottawa Valley would eventually become The Acorn’s first full-length release, 2004's The Pink Ghosts. Over the next few years, the nascent project took to the road, forging ties, and released a few independent EPs. 

In 2006, Rolf spent several months conducting intimate interviews with his mother regarding her turbulent childhood and eventual emigration from Honduras to Montreal in 1974; combined with explorations into traditional Central American music and folklore, the band recorded, Glory Hope Mountain. It was nominated for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize. The following 3 years saw the band touring extensively world-wide with acts big and small. In 2010, they released their 3rd full length album, No Ghost. 

RE-THINK TIME

With the group's founding band members scattered across Canada, the project took an unofficial hiatus in 2011. Between 2011-2013, Rolf emerged to play a handful of shows in Canada and the UK, but spent most of his energy on new personal projects. 

In 2014, Rolf unearthed 3 years worth of writing, taking on a slew of forms from dark electro soul, to minimalist dirge folk. The recordings will find their way on an new album titled VIEUX LOUP in 2015. 

lineup

Rolf Klausener songwriter/guitar
VIEUX LOUP
Paper Bag Records
May, 2015
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No Ghost
Paper Bag Records
January, 2010
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Ohbijou/ The Acorn split
Kelp Records
October, 2008
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Heron Act
Paper Bag Records
October, 2008
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Glory Hope Mountain
Paper Bag Records
September, 2007
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Tin Fist
Paper Bag Records
December, 2006
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Blankets!
Kelp Records
October, 2005
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The Pink Ghosts
Kelp Records
September, 2004
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A Klausener Xmas
Kelp Records
December, 2002
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Flood Pt. 1 4:42

Flood Pt. 1

CD: Glory Hope Mountain (Paper Bag) 2007

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