This was an unnecessary release which will never see anything other than periodic play. Stürmwind/Gilbert was a fitting farewell which is marred by this rehashing of the past. It’s the only Beequeen release I haven’t loved. That’s not to say it isn’t good; it’s just superfluous.
“Winter is a mysterious season. The season in which the sun is positioned farthest away from yourself on earth, bringing cold, darkness and uncertainty. But also, a hushed beauty, stillness and silence.”
released July 19, 2020
Written and produced by Beequeen. Recordings 1988-2020. Thank you Peter Johan Nyland for mastering, Matthew Xue for releasing the music on this album, Alfred Boland for design and front photography, Peter Miller for the Night Snow photogravure etching.
Short and sweet, no wasted moments, subtle guitar lines make it easy to miss how inventive they are. I actually appreciate the live to tape recordings including whatever is going on in the background; it's not obtrusive. And some electronic dabbling. An intimate album fans of bedroom folk, Vashti Bunyan, etc will appreciate and love more with repeated listens. Anthony Childs
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I listen to this album every time I feel under the weather, or a total failure, as it reminds me of the mysterious complexity of life — right after it ends, I am friends with despair and move beyond it. blume