The Declining Winter – Endless Scenery
This is a limited edition of 450 (a first edition of 300 which is now sold out and a second edition of 150) handmade and hand-numbered collectible CDr copies, packaged in a lovely hand-stamped white recycled cardboard envelope with the front cover image printed on a polaroid style photo paper and an insert with the tracklist and credits. It also comes bundled with a download code coupon and a Sound In Silence card…
Hushed, drenched in reverb, vocals, loops of nostalgic guitars, largely acoustic ones, piano, melancholic organ lines, droning ambient synths and minimal drum beats, combine with jazz infused percussion, chiming bells, field recordings and samples of echoing hammered dulcimer and gentle violins, played by Joel Hanson and Sarah Kemp (Lanterns Of The Lake, Last Harbour) respectively, both Richard’s bandmates in Memory Drawings, to form a quietly impressive album, full of muffled melodies, great warmth, wistful melancholy and pastoral organic feel.
The beautiful atmosphere of Endless Scenery will instantly sound familiar and comforting to all fans of Talk Talk, Bark Psychosis, Disco Inferno, Labradford, Low and of course Hood.