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by The Winterhouse

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Richard Gürtler "Sanctuary" is the 3rd album by The Winterhouse, the Canadian-US duo comprising dataObscura owner Anthony Paul Kerby (The Circular Ruins, Nunc Stans, Lammergeyer) and Robert Davies. Featuring on the cover beautifully expressive colorful painting by French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne, "Sanctuary" is another terrific journey into the finest end of pure atmospheric dronescaping by these two praised and creative sound sculptors!!!
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Sanctuary, the third Winterhouse collaboration, will entrance with its deep, flowing textures and rich expressive details. The five long pieces seem to engage cinematically, drawing sonic vistas and sending the listener drifting on excursions of discovery. Imagine wandering a deserted estate, darkened in the late-summer evening by overhanging trees, and threaded with meandering pathways that offer glimpses of a sprawling mansion glowing amber and golden in the failing light. What memories lie forgotten in these gardens and within those walls?

Rich drone bases overlaid with strings, grainy pads, subtle melodies, and sonic gems of many kinds.

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


released January 1, 2010


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