Composed, performed, and produced by musical visionary David Arkenstone, featuring solo cello contributions by Carlyn Kessler, the new release Winterlüde captures feelings of the winter season on distinctive tracks such asThe Icy Brook Finds Its Way, The White Cathedrals, andDarkening Skies. As well as CD, Winterlüde is also available as a beautiful ice marbled vinyl LP collectible.
“With this recording I set out to capture the feelings I get when winter comes around.It’s an idealized winter to be sure, but I wanted to illustrate some of the moods that come over me during this unique time. It seems the earth is more quiet and there’s more time for reflection and contemplation. The songs are like little chapters in a book, with each sound painting embodying a characteristic or mood that is meaningful to me during this magical season.”
There can be few artists in the world today like David Arkenstone, those who can paint musical pictures so well that they literally transport you there with such colour, intensity and passion. This brand new album is a fine example of that genius, and the title is Winterlüde. This stunning creation is a pastiche of moods, feelings and expressions of this season of stillness and rebirth; this is one of the finest tapestries of instrumental music I have heard for decades and a must for any winter wish list. – Steve Sheppard