I dunno. Burnt Orchids came out in 1985, 4 years after Di6 formed. You can see a very definite through-line for Di6's development from post-punk to their later neo-folk sound that doesn't necessarily involve a lot of external influences beyond the ones they had from the beginning (you can tell Doug Pierce probably really likes early Joy Division, for example). Not saying that he's never heard Paul Roland, but it's as likely that both just have common influences. As others have pointed out way back, the main reason Paul Roland gets the neo-folk tag is because 'Wyndham Hill' is on a neo-folk compilation called 'Looking For Europe'. It's on the first disc (which seems more of an 'influences' thing) along with a wide selection of other stuff you'd never really call neo-folk (Test Dept. and Brith Goff, Scott Walker, Nico, Strawbs). Then again, I've never had a chance to get my hands on the 106 page book that accompanies the compilation so I don't know waht their logic in including it was.
I gotta laugh at this "Neofolk against communism" group. First this isn´t Neofolk and second communism never really existed. There were some "wannabe" and out of order tries, but look up Marx and you know this must have been a joke. Useless group and it´s sad to see this nice artist as a member.
Hi, PRAS here - please check out my profile and connect to Paul via facebook and/or twitter ( @realpaulroland ) or his WP blog, we're doing our best to keep all channels open and everyone posted (the man's so prolific :) Extremely impressed with Paul's artist page, a great selection of pics & excellent biog!
It's fucking hilarious that Neofolk Against Communism have linked to Paul Roland. He's not even neo-folk. He's barely even folk, for fucks sake. Also fairly sure a guy who wrote a pop-history book entitled 'The Nuremberg Trials: The Nazis and Their Crimes Against Humanity' isn't a friend of their cause.