The Wilderness of Manitoba | Delaware House

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Delaware House

by The Wilderness of Manitoba

"A natural, unique sound that proves the creativity of this modern folk outfit and the places they are leading the genre.” Folk Radio UK
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Ark
3:45 $0.99
2. Forest City Love
3:16 $0.99
3. Yellow Yard
4:53 $0.99
4. Revolutionary Blues
4:11 $0.99
5. Frozen Farm
2:25 $0.99
6. Reprise (the Waltz)
1:41 $0.99
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Album Notes
During the recording of their forthcoming album, Island of Echoes, it was apparent that the songwriters of the Wilderness of Manitoba had far too many songs than could be accommodated in a single album. Plus, when new vocalist/violinist Amanda Balsys joined the band, they had even more songs! So, to coincide with their summer dates in the UK and the Netherlands, it was decided to prepare a special EP for their English and Dutch fans. That EP is called Delaware House after the house in Toronto where all of the band at one time or another lived and where they have their basement studio. Remind you of another primarily Canadian band?! Written by Will Whitwham, the first song on the EP, the Ark, foreshadows the new album with its lush vocal arrangements and use of electric guitars. The remaining songs have an almost British folk/rock feel to them harking back to the heyday of bands like Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and Pentangle, albeit in a completely contemporary way. For those of you who have caught one of the Wilderness of Manitoba's live shows over the past two years, you may have been lucky enough to hear Forest City Love written by Scott Bouwmeester and Stefan Banjevic. The band doesn't play it very often, but it's an uptempo song that captures the uplifting feeling of the band's live shows. Yellow Yard is the vocal and songwriting debut of Amanda Balsys. She brings another strong voice to an already strong group of singers and songwriters. Revolutionary Blues chugs along on a rhythmic banjo riff and Frozen Farm, written by Will Whitwham and Stefan Banjevic, is a haunting acoustic song sung again by Amanda. The EP comes full circle with Reprise (the Waltz), which refers back to the vocal themes of the Ark. For fans of the Wilderness of Manitoba, this is an aural treat and a must listen.



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