The Declining Winter (aka Richard Adams and friends) return with a brand new 10″ on French label Monopsone. It is part of their ‘Fragments’ series and is released on May 1st 2013. You can pre-order the record HERE and below is a home spun video for the final track on the EP ‘Shore Leave’
Yes, It’s true. One part of Hood, Richard Adams has released a brand new three track EP under his The Declining Winter moniker. It is FREE to download but will only be available until the end of October. please go to The Declining Winter bandcamp page to claim your copy.
12 – Books for Amnesty shop, YORK (w. Ten). – 8pm, tickets by donation from shop
13 – Wharf Chambers, LEEDS (w.Maggie 8, Ithaca Trio, Ten ) Info – http://www.wharfchambers.org/.
14 – Cafe Kino, BRISTOL (w.Ten, Manyfingers and Headfall) Info – http://www.cafe-kino.com/.
15 – Split Festival [Secret Venue TBA), SUNDERLAND (w. Matt Stalker, Fables, Deerhart). Info – http://www.splitfestival.com/home.htm.
16 – Sacred Trinity Chapel, SALFORD (w. River Run, J.Collin) Info – http://www.littleredrabbit.co.uk/trinity.htm
As a reminder Memory Drawings is the latest project containing Hood’s Richard Adams and Gareth S Brown.
Here is a lo fi, homespun video of rehearsals
Our friends at Autres Directions webzine have produced a lovely series of articles on Hood written by several kindhearted folk such as Ben Holton from Epic 45, Philipp Buckle (Team Forest),the Autres Directions team and an ancient interview with the then youthful Richard Adams.
My Autumn Empire “The Weight”
EL Heath “Norfolk”
Arc Vel “You Show No Emotion At All”
The Toy Library “The Field Is Cut”
Part Timer “Years First Storm”
Here’s a video of a track from the just released Memory Drawings album ‘Music For Another Loss’. Memory Drawings is Richard Adams (Hood) alongside Joel Hanson, Sarah Kemp (Lanterns on the Lake), and Gareth S Brown (Hood). The album features a bonus CD containing remixes by Bracken, Dakota Suite, Rachel Grimes (Rachels) and Piano Magic. Available from Second Language and Norman Records
Listen to Richard chat about Hood and play three songs that changed his life……. (starts around 55 mins)
Memory Drawings is the beguiling, drum-less project of Minneapolis raised, Morocco-based hammered dulcimer player Joel Hanson, erstwhile Hood guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and sometime Declining Winter main-man Richard Adams, and Lanterns on the Lake/Brave Timbers violinist Sarah Kemp.
Partly inspired by Adams’ native West Yorkshire landscape (particularly as enshrined in Ted Hughes’ and Fay Godwin’s 1979 poetry/photography essay Remains of Elmet), their debut album Music For Another Loss maps the contours between brooding melancholy and redemptive calm. It’s an equipoise reflected in a musical signature which simultaneously suggests both classical minimalism and hearth-side folk, but which, tantalizingly, is never quite either.
The limited 2 x CD features remixes by Rachel Grimes, Dakota Suite, Piano Magic (featuring Disco Inferno’s Ian Crause on guitar) and Bracken.
We were pleased to note an 8.5 review on Pitchfork for the ‘Recollected’ box set. You can read the full text here
The word on the vine is that the ‘Recollected’ box is now sold out at source (ie none left at Domino or at the distributor). Therefore if you see one and want one its best to buy right away. A quick flick through the internet reveals very few still in shops….Resident here…is one example or local lads and ladesses Jumbo here. The Rough Trade shop still appear to have it and of course if you can afford it theres a few at Amazon