WINDY & CARL
WE WILL ALWAYS BE (KRANKY)
*The first new recordings from Windy & Carl in more than three years. *Press quotes for Songs for the Broken Hearted (kranky 2008): - "These days it seems all too easy to dig out a record that describes itself as 'droning', 'beautiful' or 'ambient', but when you're looking at where all this came from it is hard not to bump into the husband- and-wife duo of Carl Hultgren and Windy Weber.
The band might be on their umpteenth release by now, but in their longevity they have never sacri?ced quality control, and they have honed their style to a zenith most artists never touch.
Sure there might be many newcomers and pretenders, but like so many things in life, sometimes it's best to get the real thing..." (Other Music) - "Breathtaking combinations of deep ectoplasmic dronescapes and haunting songlike things." (Dream Magazine) - "Alongside Stars of the Lid, Windy & Carl are in many ways the definitive Kranky band.
"Songs For The Broken Hearted" is their fourth album for the label and, despite sticking with a formula the band have long since established, it's truly a work of heart-stopping beauty." (Boomkat) *Press quotes for Songs for The Dream House/Dedications to Flea (kranky 2005): - "This set justly reverberates with sorrow, loss and longing.
Melting bands of delay tangle and offer an amorphous rhythm of refracted guitars before twinkling chimes bring the room back from a world of echo to four cold walls.
Absence in The Dream House is almost made literal, it is felt." (Dusted) - "Taken together, The Dream House and Dedications to Flea are a rumination on the deaths of loved ones and the effect those deaths can have.
These are drones for a dark room, drones to cry to, drones to sleep to, drones that, on the right night, can invoke the most extreme sense of joyful peace." (8/10 Popmatters) - It is absolutely wonderful to know that some things will never change, as Windy & Carl have delivered their finest work to date with Dream House/Dedications to Flea.
There's more of an organic feeling this time around; it's the sort of music expected to resonate from the halls of majestic chapels and sacred grounds.
It's beautiful music from the hands of experts -- meticulous and seamlessly beautiful." (All Music Guide)