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new- THE WINTERHOUSE: Winter Gardens (dataobscura)
« on: March 17, 2012, 11:55:10 AM »
New release now available from DataObscura:

 
 
THE WINTERHOUSE :: Winter Gardens

Winter Gardens is an intriguing set of wintery landscapes crafted with an underlying
blanket of sonic beauty, a flurry of ambient details, and an icy delicacy. Expect something
a little more experimental than their previous outings ... but every bit as magical.

Performed by Anthony Paul Kerby (canada) and Robert Davies (usa) using a variety of
synthesisers, with occasional field recordings. Final compositions and mastering by APK.

This is the fourth Winterhouse release.

Here is an mp3 of the opening track.
- Winter Hymn

Samples from all tracks are at the link below (in a convenient player).

Available on disk or as a download :
The Winterhouse @ DataObscura


Many thanks for checking it out.
Comments and questions welcomed.

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Re: new- THE WINTERHOUSE: Winter Gardens (dataobscura)
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2012, 09:40:45 PM »
Excellent news!  I really enjoyed the last 3 releases, and this one sounds great as well.

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Re: new- THE WINTERHOUSE: Winter Gardens (dataobscura)
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 01:28:20 AM »
And of course this is another beauty not to miss!!!

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Re: new- THE WINTERHOUSE: Winter Gardens (dataobscura)
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 06:45:11 PM »
The Winterhouse "Winter Gardens" CDr

"Winter Gardens" is the 4th album of the collaborative project The Winterhouse, featuring the Canadian-US duo of Anthony Paul Kerby (London, Ontario) and Robert Davies (Ithaca, New York). Released at the beginning of March 2012 on the usual imprint via Anthony's DataObscura. The album opens quietly with pastoral "Winter Hymn", a serenely flowing organic ambience that precisely sets the stage for this deeply panoramic meandering through the serenity of a winter landscape wrapped in a heavy blanket of snow. Ice cold monotonous drones invade "The Depths Of Winter" and are precisely bridged with assorted cavernously echoed effects, gurgles and rumblings. Towards the end the texture moves into more experimental terrains. This must be the exciting soundtrack for your journey into the breathtaking "winter gardens" of underground ice cavern labyrinths with all their fascinating and mysterious ice figures and structures. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Deep, static, but massive drone magic enters the next composition, "This Land Drifts Into Silence", and it's nicely colored by miscellaneous distant winds, hisses and occasional heartbeats. It is gradually progressing and soaring above misty, snow capped trees. Delicate sonic disruptions fly along too. Stunningly immersive snowscapes, great work, guys!!! "We Walk Through Glass" keeps on the aerial, dreamy route, with a richly layered cascading structure offering drama and depth, and where icy drones are merged with diverse hazy sonic experiments, hisses and outbursts. "A Winter Symphony" is crossed with modern classical elements, which attractively interact with deeper drone wizardry created by some strongly absorbing voice magics. A really exciting cinematic-like composition filled with variety and intensity, and always gorgeously fascinating and strikingly picturesque!!! "Solitude" is the 13 minute closing composition and another perfectly fitting title with a richly textured, cavernous feel enhanced by various alien breathings, rumbling noises and water sounds. Another amazing trip into the magnificent subterranean domain. Anthony Paul Kerby and Robert Davies have unlocked for me truly beautiful scenic winter wonderland landscapes and underground chambers. Explore your "Winter Gardens" too!!!

Richard Gürtler
(Apr 27, 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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