Kent Rytting and Nick Bennett | Winter Storm Warning

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Winter Storm Warning

by Kent Rytting and Nick Bennett

Simultaneously experimental and personal, Winter Storm Warning combines folk, ambient, and progressive elements into a whole that is, by turns, meditative, challenging, and exhilarating.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Strum
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2. 5 by 510
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3. Winter Storm Warning
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4. Gates' Uncles
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5. Be Brave
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6. Secrets Part II
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7. Milarepa
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8. Solana
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9. Surprise Me
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10. Road to Burlington
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Nick Bennett and Kent Rytting (with help from the other members of Naked April, and other collaborators) have released Winter Storm Warning, their first album as a duo.

Four of the songs were written individually (one by Nick, three by Kent); two more started out as rough song "sketches", brought by Nick to the first Naked April sessions; the rest arose from improvisations in Naked April and Two Demons sessions. Throughout the project, even as they dived deeply into the process of recording, and the musical and technological tools available to them (including touchboard stringed instruments such as Chapman Stick® and Warr Guitar®, sampled drums alongside standard drum kits and other percussion, looping and layering of vocal and instrumental parts), the music remained as it began: deep glimpses into the lives of both writers.

Cover photograph © 1998, Oudi (http://www.oudiart.com). All rights reserved.

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Bob Bosch

A beautiful mix of pop and progressive, calm and storm.
Winter Storm Warning is one of the best CDs I've
heard in the last few years. It reminds me of
two of Brian Eno's classic albums from the 70s:
Another Green World and Before and After Science.
Like those albums, Winter Storm Warning is a mix
of "songs" and instrumentals, acoustic and electric,
pop and progressive, serenity and aggression, calm
and storm. Some of the tracks are begging to be
incorporated into the soundtrack of an independent
film (one set in the American or Canadian West and
directed by someone like Atom Egoyan). In my opinion,
tracks 1-7 are the highlight of the CD. They fit
together beautifully, one flowing right into the next.
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Richard Dunlap

Extremely satisfying, transcends the sum of it's parts.
This is really excellent work, genuine and evocative. Rest assured that if you like the samples available here, you will not be dissapointed with the rest of the CD, and plenty more delights and surprises await you. The musicianship is very strong and sincere, bringing real music to life without a trace of ego-driven superfluous flashiness. Folk and Prog sensibilities integrated seemlessly without resorting to gimicky cliches, resulting in music that stands apart on it's own, owing allegiance to no genre and having no sense of "patched together" styles.
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