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NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« on: January 14, 2014, 12:11:10 PM »
 
 
THE WINTERHOUSE :: Gathering Autumn

A special new 2CD release from the studios of Robert Davies and APK, and the
fifth in The Winterhouse series of lush and expressive ambient landscapes and
explorations. The theme is autumn, the mood sombre and introspective, the music
detailed and intimate.

The album is available as a physical release or as a download.
CD version includes a pro printed glossy card of the cover image.

There is a player with a full set of samples and tracklist at the link below:
The Winterhouse - Gathering Autumn @ DataObscura
please do have a listen.

Comments always welcome.
Many thanks.

APK
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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 01:28:25 PM »
Looks awesome as always, APK.
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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 02:26:41 PM »
That is a beautiful looking cover

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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 02:32:36 PM »
The cover image is of a piece of art by Robert Davies.
It is pretty sharp.
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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 04:42:16 PM »
Just a side note to all the cover praising here which seems to be the main issue about that release here  ;D - The samples sounds great in case anyone is interested about it.

Greetings,
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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2014, 07:52:49 AM »
 ;D   Thanks Tomas.
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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2014, 01:59:45 PM »
APK.. thanks for the link.. I wanted to include several tracks by Winterhouse on the new Ambient station I'm working on..

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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 01:44:03 AM »
Sonic and visual bliss awaits here!!! This is a truly monstrous double set, hats off to you, Anthony & Robert!!! Another deep listening session follows...  :)

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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 05:19:49 AM »
This is a very nice album indeed, I've been listening to it a lot lately :-)

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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 02:58:30 PM »
Excellent work as always guys! Robert and APK always make for a compelling collaboration.

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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 03:44:51 PM »
I appreciate the comments. And always good to see people appreciating the music.
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Re: NEW - The Winterhouse: Gathering Autumn
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 10:04:55 AM »
A very nice review from Chuck at STAR'S END radio.

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Congratulations to The Winterhouse. Each disc in their two CD set
GATHERING AUTUMN tracks like a well-executed deep dark hour of STAR'S
END Ambient Radio. Combining Robert Davies' penchant for sustaining
environmental atmospheres and Anthony Paul Kerby's high-concept
soundcraft the 13 sonic scenarios found on their 5th collaboration
bend, expand and recede along an arc sensitively conceived for the
sleeping listener. Accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the wild
outdoors the minimal realizations rise and sustain with slowly
shifting synth beds and deliberately paced melodies, eventually
falling back into the monumental simplicity of field recordings -
sometimes standing alone without musical accompaniment. GATHERING
AUTUMN progresses gradually through its moods, climates and phases
much like the earthly season its title is drawn from. A forest
nightwalk, a twilit beach or dawn in a meadow - the darker chords
provide a sense of the ominous while the brighter ones renewal and
hope. To the inattentive GATHERING AUTUMN will seem like just another
album full of drones and chirping birds - something for their
background ambience. But through more sensitive listening we will find
well recorded sounds of nature, interestingly conceived and created
sound elements and well constructed arrangements. Bells? Piano?
Strings? Flute? Guitar? Exploring both consonance and dissonance the
sounds used within this work only hint at real-world instruments. Some
motion results from building chord progressions or echoing muted
keyboard play, but it is hard to map this work as it continually slips
into and out of the focus of our attention. GATHERING AUTUMN is quite
diverse, but can our over-stimulated senses perceive its many colors
and textures? This is music from a separate place. Islands of
melancholy calm, graceful and dignified - leading to deep thoughts and
dreams.
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