“An intoxicating mix of psychedelic folk spiced with both Indian music and medieval love songs.” – Huffington Post
"Firmly rooted in English and eastern folk traditions and gorgeously recorded, it sounds at once like all of your favourite works of the genre and yet like none of them. Soaring three and four-part harmonies, wonderful arrangements and myriad instrumentation. And main vocalist Ivy Vale has a voice you could drown in." - Shindig!
"[Ensoulment] flows majestically and not a wrong note is struck. This record should be grabbed by any fan of the aforementioned classic folk-psyche bands. They are of the few that truly keep the spirit alive." - DC Rock Live
“A powerful slab of psychedelic folk rock.” – R2 Magazine, UK
"A stellar LP . . . Ensoulment takes the late-'60s folk sound with whichj the Souls' originally experimented and expands it even further, unveiling tunes akin to Zeppelin and the Band's softer ballads, but adding African percussion and mandolins to create an aura that HBO's Game of Thrones could consider for its score. Take a listen and you'll see . . . they certainly have the enchantment." - Popmatters.com
“The Wyld Olde Souls are NYC’s best-kept secret. The band’s lyrics are often romantic and whimsical, offering a welcome respite from the angst and anger in much of today’s pop music, while the lush, layered instrumentation on the album – which includes flute, orchestral strings and mellotron – solidifies The Wyld Olde Souls as a band that expertly takes the act of homage into the realm of a truly unique, original sound.” -Worleygig.com
"Ensoulment is a fabulous and captivating 14 track album fully loaded with the creation of original music that incorporates compositional features of early folk and world music into rock songs, through vocal techniques and the use of exotic instrumentation topped with mysteriously charismatic and knock dead haunting vocals and Celtic harmonies that is sure to put you under a magic spell. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" - Psychedeliccentral.com
“The band’s enchanting charm is undeniable.” - Barry Gutman, Bucketfull of Brains
“A female Crosby, Stills and Nash…the Flower Power authenticity level is through the roof.” – Eric Saeger, Skope Magazine
"Not since the days when Donovan told tales of Sunshine Supermen has this kind of music been presented in such a spectacular manner. While many psychedelic/folk acts could usually muster one or two decent songs per album, The Wyld Olde Souls’ “Ensoulment” is 14 tracks of well-crafted and crisply produced ataractic goodness…
“Ensoulment” possesses the pacing of a great rock record, but with fresh instrumentation that never leaves the listener fatigued. From a vocal standpoint, the Wyld Olde Souls are truly blessed. Along with the full, rich delivery of lead vocalist Ivy Vale, every member of the band (minus Budhaker) is a gifted singer in his or her own right. The ocean of harmonies propels tracks, such as “Wyld Maiden” and “Anything,” into Crosby, Stills and Nash proportions.” - Kinston.com Rating: 5 stars out of 5
"A very mellow psych-folk sound, an easy on the ear Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, Fairport Convention, Crosby Stills and Nash of a band for those sunny mellow laid back harmonised kind of moments . . . they do it all with a very easy, very full-bodied, lush sense of refined style."
- Organ Magazine (UK)
"A very intriguing quintet of vocalists and instrumentalists who definitely take top honors for originality." - Examiner.com
“Evoking classic Brit psych folk from the seventies, this new fourteen track album was ten years in the making, and covers all the ups and downs of life . . . 'Undertow' is another standout track, really lovely this one, while 'Worn Out' is trippily Indian, and shows how the band merge genres expertly; great vocal performance too. Album closer 'Leave Her' is anthemic and a great conclusion to an involving, enjoyable work. Ten years well spent, I'd say.” - Terrascope, UK
“I was very impressed by how great the music sounded and how well Wyld Olde Souls sing. This is a great album to listen to if you like 1960s psychedelic folk music.” - I Am Entertainment Magazine
“’Take Me There’ sounds for all the world like a late 60’s hippy festival flashback that’s somehow recently awoken from a coma . . . softly draped in amorous swirls of lysergic tipped wooziness this quietly intoxicating brew has all the classic hallmarks of a prime era Jefferson Airplane shimmying with Nico replete with the delicate dinks of early career Porcupine Tree motifs all succulently awash in intoxicating pools of mind weaving prog toned spaciness.” - Losing Today, The UK indie Music Magazine
“The band's release of a highly anticipated album Ensoulment will delight those that have been waiting ten years for it to appear. Lush vocal harmonies span the entire recording and complement both the vocal lead and instrumental arrangements. Newcomers to The Wyld Olde Souls will be immediately drawn in. 5 out of 5 stars.” - MusicalDiscoveries.com (5 out of 5 stars)
"If Contemporary Renaissance was a category, that is where you would find Wyld Olde Souls. The female harmonies and plucked string performances, along with some heavy, ancient war drum percussion, create a mystic and magical folk sound. It seems these Olde Souls are operating on an Astral Plane, and the results are a treat."
- Just Plain Folks, USA
"Their songs are some peaceful poems, a wind of feelings that give to the air the perfume of old centuries."
- Zoopa Loop, France
“The Wyld Olde Souls combine Celtic fairytale atmospheres, '60's folk psychedelia and exotic instrumentation . . . right out of Lewis Carroll's fantasy world. If this is a forerunner of a full-length album release we're in for a real folk MONSTER!"
- Crohinga Well, Belgium
"Delicious vocal harmonies assisting fresh folk melodies. Breezes of intense medieval spirituality and psychedelic threads woven with the exotic fibers of ancient popular instruments, a potion gently stirred by expert female hands . . . comes from New York but has a definite scent of England."
- Rockarilla, Italy
"THE WYLD OLDE SOULS would come under the category of Celtic folk/psych . . . this group is the kind who rule because they defy such pigeonholing by the mere depth of what they do. To me, one of the most striking things a band can do is to create an atmosphere and transport the willing listener to a place far from the physical space they're in. THE WYLD OLDE SOULS do this . . . their use of folk and rock instruments can't be denied, but that's where the typical is left behind. It's left far in the background as you're lifted into a wonderful realm of the ethereal, the music and sincere Pagan lyrics opening up vistas of ancient sunlight, woodlands and calming nature . . bringing a heightening to not only one's senses of hearing, but all the others as well in a rich serenade of transcendence.” - Chaos Realm, Germany
"Good to be onboard your beautiful ship." - Peter Daltrey, Kaleidoscope/Fairfield Parlour