My five track EP The Wintering Land was released on the 19th March by Somehow Recordings who are based in Stafford, UK. I’m very grateful to Tim and Nico for their support and genuine enthusiasm for my music, particulalry as it falls slightly outside the labels comfort zone of drone-based organic ambient sounds.  If you would like a copy of the CD do act fast as they are almost sold out with just two copies left !!

This EP is something of a concept piece and was developed over the winter months between November 2010 and January 2011. Last winter was particularly harsh across the UK and we recorded temperatures reaching -20 locally. This transformed the landscape totally over a far longer period than normal and new sights and sounds were everywhere. I recorded the changes photographically and with field recordings then decided to fuse these with a musical soundtrack following the transition from Autumn through deep winter and the passing of the ‘big freeze’.  For each track the original stimuli were audible or visual changes in the landscape close to our home here in Mid Wales, so the whole work is actually a very personal interpretation of these environmental influences in musical form.

I hope you enjoy the music and do feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss anything related to the release….  Mark

Savaran – The Wintering Land CD/EP. http://www.somehowrecordings.co.uk/shop.html

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