Timbreland Rec. Winter Journey : As I remember It //This is the sound of (UK,2008)***°
"Gentle people folk", this is what this Manchester duo provides, songs with no too direct references to a genre limitation. Almost everywhere are those gentle vocals/dual vocals or male led with sweet female backing vocals, acoustic guitar pickings and hand percussion (tambourine and brushed percussion mostly, and little things like a wooden block), with some occasional amplified guitar leads, some banjo and additional minimal zither/psalter, and piano, and an organ drone and Morse codes electronica on the last track. Involved is a romantic approach, as if making the world look or at least wish for better with a song. Strange is the (only) cover, “Oh when the saints” which is transformed into a cosy “Christmas”-alike gentle folk song. “Clean Cick” with more up tempo clicking strums is a more indie folkpop approach. “Turning Circle” is a fingerpicking guitar duet instrumental. The ballad “Spring Song” is one of my favourite inclusions. Lyrics are included.
The first 500 copies of "This Is The Sound of The Winter Journey" come in a hand made, hand stamped, hand numbered audiophile CD edition. Be quick !