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Winter North Atlantic is the brainchild of Ed Carter, the North East musician responsible for ~flow and Barographic.
The third album from Winter North Atlantic is a unique, textural sonic offering. Layers of smoothness and discordance are reminiscent of early Tunng and Tim Hecker, whilst previous releases have been described as melodies that “seduce you with their meandering grace drenched in nostalgic overtones” ( The Wire ), drawing comparisons as varied as Can, Ry Cooder and Prefuse 73.
Outside WNA, Ed Carter’s recent projects have included ~Flow (last year’s floating musical watermill on the Tyne, with Owl Project), and June’s site-specific graphic-score Barographic, here at Sage Gateshead.
Listen to Ed talking with Bridie Jackson about the forthcoming show.
Bridie Jackson and The Arbour
“This is acoustic folk at its most exciting and original.” - Musika
Bridie Jackson & The Arbour’s inspired harmony-led arrangements and heavenly strings create a powerful, dark and hauntingly tender sound which merges folk with touches of blues, jazz, baroque and gospel.
“Refreshingly unpretentious and movingly soulful.“ - The Telegraph
2013 has already been an incredibly successful year for the Newcastle-based quartet, seeing them win the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, play live on Radio 4’s Loose Ends, receive a Musician’s Benevolent Fund Emerging Excellence award, get their first Radio One play, and, most recently, earn one of the prestigious City Music Foundation Awards.
Frequently proclaimed to be completely unique, they have been championed by numerous tastemakers, including Dermot O’Leary (Radio 2), Fiona Talkington (Radio 3), Emily Brinnand (The Guardian), Guy Garvey (6 Music), and Mark Radcliffe (Radio 2), and look set to make an even bigger mark on the music world when they release their second album in 2014.
“Original and magical.“ - Consequence of Sound