Winter North Atlantic are new to me but after reading a review in this month Wire magazine I have downloaded the LP Phonautogram from emusic and have gone hunting out whatever else I could find online.
Winter North Atlantic is a musical alias of Ed Carter and Phonautogram is the third LP they/he has produced.
"The phonautograph is the earliest known device for recording sound. Previously, tracings had been obtained of the sound-producing vibratory motions of tuning forks and other objects by physical contact ..."
Inspiration for the music on the LP was taken from the idea of this early recording/play back device.
The LP was launched at Sage Gateshead back in October and two tracks from that performance are below. It reminds me of a wide range of electronica and ambient stuff that I love, blending electronic elements, processing and acoustic instruments into a fully realised warm and beguiling soundscape.
Shades of Tim Hecker, Doll Boy, Belong, Faust and Can.
There is also a brief session and interview for the BBC Introducing in the North East
There is also a four minute edit of the LP produced by Winter North Atlantic on Vimeo that can be downloaded.
Phonautogram album edit by Winter North Atlantic from Winter North Atlantic on Vimeo.