Gestural Abstractions: Blue with Black Splatter Vinyl LPMD297
Release Date: 17th September
This record sounds like the transition of youth to adulthood, you just won state, you just got accepted to Alpha Gamma Kappa Plus, your band are playing on the same bill as a We Are Scientists side-project?! "Wow, we've come a long way" you say as you drink a 'light' lager looking over the lake "remember that rope swing... my mom used to get so mad...", you sup and you cry and your childhood sweetheart kisses your head... you know you'll drift apart, you wish this moment would last forever but you've got a hell of a future to look forward to.
This record plays out, you shut the boot on your stationwagon, hug your family and drive away, past the town sign 'Buckbridge, Mangnugget Population - One Less Good Soul',
For those who dig: Friday Night Lights soundtracking nostalgia bait post-rock, dream pop and romantic feelings of lost youth.
Gestural Abstractions is the third full-length album from post-shoegaze duo Winterlight. After an admittedly difficult gestation for their second album The Longest Sleep Through the Darkest Days, this new album developed organically and somewhat swiftly from the moment the pandemic lock-down was initiated.
This mandatory seclusion allowed Tim Ingham to sit with his guitar or at the piano and play uninhibited. With daughter and bassist Bel returning home from university, her presence galvanized the creative process, which resulted in the duo writing their first song together: In Solitude. It is a song in which there is very much an equal display of Tim and Bel's influences and songwriting styles.
Gestural Abstractions is a focused dynamic collection of works teeming with expressive confi- dence; An upliftingly shimmering shoegaze leaning post-rock gem.