With it's particular sound and temper, "Sunset Wings" will definitely take it's place among famous Russian dark-folk bands, such as "Neutral" and "Romowe Rikoito" (some of "Romowe Rikoito" musicians were invited to take part in this record).
All the fans enchanted by the musical craft of Mr. Michael Cashmore won't be dissapointed as well.
"Covering for Solace", a debut album of a Königsberg-based band "Sunset Wings", is a widely opened window to the world of neo-folk music.
Inspired by pearls of English romantic poetry together with traditional ballads of the British isles and the art of Pre-Raphaelites as well, this album takes you to a marvelous journey in the land of children dreams, sweet sorrow and melancholy.
Silver strings of acoustic guitars and tender violin, deep cello sounds and warm flute, harmonica, brilliant piano, brightly sparkling percussion and music-boxes create a golden setting for the gems of William Blake, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Lovell Beddoes.
Lulled by Kipling's "White Seal" and gentle MacManus' "Softly now the Burn is Rushing", you will be dipped into a sleep together with nature in Rossetti's "Proserpine", feel the inexpressible sorrow of the loss of a lover in his "Death-Parting" and John Gay's "Ballad".
Recorded between Samhain 2006 and Samhain 2007, mixed between Solstice 2007 and the first day of Autumn 2008 at Brudenia studio, Königsberg, Prussia.
1 Covering For Solace (Opening) (2:49)
2 Dirge (4:49)
3 The White Seal Lullaby (3:40)
4 Proserpine (5:07)
5 A Death - Parting (5:24)
6 Flowers (6:51)
7 Softly Now The Burn Is Rushing (2:29)
8 A Ballad (5:02)
9 Riddles Wisely Expounded (5:33)
10 Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening (3:46)
11 Melancholy I (2:32)
12 The Prayer Of Miriam Cohen (4:46)
13 Adieu (3:36)
14 Covering For Solace (Closing) (2:50)
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