Fin de si​è​cle

by Northern Valentine

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Rue d'Auseil 06:15
Black Rose 04:23
Sink / Rise 02:17
Release 07:15


"Fin de siècle" is the second full length Northern Valentine album on Silber Records, following 2008's, "The Distance Brings Us Closer".

The album is composed of music spanning the existence and alternating members of the collective, since 1998, and has maintained a carefree, drifting style represented on previous releases; blending some early studio improvisations, like "Sink/Rise" and "The White Mountains", with improvisations, like "Black Rose" and "Fin de siècle", which were handpicked from live performances.

Mark S. Tucker [Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange] describes this album as..."slow, languorous waves of overlapping tones and progressions that narcotize, invoking a deep sense of catharsis, of subtle release of worldly tensions. At times drear and foggy, then suffused and radiant...meditational in the best notion...a map of inner worlds and the vastness of the inky gulf, an ether to drift off into. If you fall asleep while listening, you're going to have some interesting dreams, but you'll also miss subtle happenstances fading in and out of each composition.

The CD features the complete version of the gorgeous artwork created for the album by Michelle A. Perez.


released March 2, 2012

Robert Brown - guitar, pianica
Amy Brown - violin, keyboard
Matt Primak - keyboard, percussion
Jeffrey Bumiller - guitar
Ben Fleury-Steiner - waterphone

Recorded @ Baresound One (Philadelphia) + Bookspace (Philadelphia) + Greenkill Retreat Center (Huguenot) + The Glass Room (Selinsgrove)

Mastered by Ben Fleury-Steiner @ The Gears (Wilmington)

Album artwork by Michelle A. Perez


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Northern Valentine Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Northern Valentine’s music delivers a sense of floating in space or a communion with nature where the listener is enveloped in clouds of billowing sonics. The listener’s imagination can run wild creating images to accompany this ambient soundtrack...In sum, an awesomely hypnotic listening experience."...Jeff Penczak (Foxy Digitalis) ... more

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