WintherStormer – Electric fairytales


Released: 2008 By Bajkal Records

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  1. Cucumber Salad [22:27]
  2. For the Love of all Things Electronic [10:27]
  3. Rising Ashes [28:10]MP3 soundclip of Rising ashes [3:00]
  4. Electric Fairytales [16:08]

Sonic output and creative skills, blending musical craft and spaced-out themes

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Weight 105 g



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2 reviews for WintherStormer – Electric fairytales

  1. Sylvain Lupari / Guts Of Darkness

    With Electric Fairytales, WintherStormer redefines the very hermetic and impenetrable style of Woodwork. Recorded live, but in a studio recording, this 2nd opus of the Norwegian quartet offers this tortuous and progressive approach that charmed so much ears fond of sonorous curiosities, but with an approach closer of Berlin School roots. Its resulting in an album still difficult to tame, but a bit less than its predecessor. A superb musical excursion that allies the Krautrock complexities to atmospheric escapades of EM, but with a zest of musicality tinted with a sensibility which was piercingly lacking on Woodwork.

    Noises, heterogeneous sound, rolling in waves in a cosmos sparkling of sonorous limpidity open Cucumber Salad. An intro high in acoustic colors which unlocks eroded hesitations. A sequence which hiccups a tempo to chaotic undulations wrapped of a beautiful fluty mellotron and vaporous keyboard keys which recall the musical years of Tangerine Dream. Once these 3 first minutes gone, Cucumber Salad takes a more accessible musical direction, while maintaining its aura of complexity where a rhythm skipping nervously measures beautiful mellotron pads which float around the lamentations of an electric guitar and twisted synth solos. At once spectral and attractive odes which navigate in shady waters, purified by moments of beautiful hazy strata which sometimes ease sometimes illuminate this pace to abrupt and random beats.
    For the Love of all Things Electronic present another side of WintherStormer. A WintherStormer clearly more musical and poetic which spreads beautiful ethereal layers from which dreamlike sonorities waltz around soft pulsations which shape a soft languishing pace. An impromptu sensuality which finds refuge in soft strata of a Gttsching guitar, from which solos circulate among a cadence a bit accentuated by the striking of a heavy drum and encircled by reverberating circles, bringing a surrealist touch to a beautiful music inspiring for making love.
    Rising Ashes intro is plunging us again into the very psychedelic and multicolored musical universe of WintherStormer. An elongated intro where cosmic tones stream with an acuteness worthy of an anarchical world. At about the 7th minute point, a soft pace pierces this oxidized din to mold a nervous rhythm which rests on good percussions, a strong bass structure and a fusion guitar / synth which elates of ferocity equal to the hammerings more and more punctuated of a drum thats getting solidarity of this rhythmic whose becomes more and more furious. This psychedelic heaviness crosses less ardent corridors where steams of ethereal Berlin School moderate the aggressiveness of a structure which spreads its striking to the heterogeneous meanders of its intro.
    A loud track, faithful to Woodwork frame, which pursues its sound imprints on the title track which is a fusion of noises and diverse tones which shape brief musical inserts in a rebellious sound universe.

    Electric Fairytales demonstrates the attachment of WintherStormer for music without borders and identities. A music which oscillates between some very daring psychedelic moments and beautiful electronic passages, which are situated in the era of Schulze and Ashra Tempel. An album where the creative paradoxes swim contrary to the harmonious poles, but which is taming a little better than Woodwork. For very curious and risky ears!

    2010. Sylvain Lupari / Guts Of Darkness

  2. Phil Derby / Electroambientspace

    Wintherstormer is a foursome from Norway with a wide variety of instrumentation, from synths and sequencers to drums, guitars, vocoder, and theremin. The end result is a complex blend of Berlin school electronics with elements of progressive rock and early krautrock.

    For example, the beginning of the opening track Cucumber Salad” is electronic noises and knob twiddling like early Klaus Schulze experiments that appeared on his Ultimate Edition box set. It eventually settles down into a chugging bass sequence with a lighter sequence layered over the top of it. A nice soaring guitar lead is added in the middle.
    “For the Love of All Things Electronic” starts with floating dreamy synths

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