Howlround – Torridon Gate (A Year In The Country)

Absolutely lovely review of our new album from Forestpunk. Thank you, Sir!

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Howlround-Torridon-Gate-Robin-The-Fog-Chris-Weaver-A-Year-In-The-Country-all-items-575x543Torridon Gate will transport you – from Jupiter’s Moons to the Mines Of Moria. You might be led to believe that the Gate is an extraterrestrial artifact to fold space and time, but in fact, it’s just an ordinary garden gate.

Howlround is the joint effort of that much loved sonic alchemist Robin The Fog, who has gained an extra set of ears and hands in the personage of Chris Weaver. Robin The Fog has been using microphones and ferric tape to conjure the secret life of inaminate objects for a while now, most notably with The Ghosts Of Bush, one of our favorite records, where Robin The Fog approximated the soul of the grand Bush House, former home to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Hither green 3.81The Radiophonic Workshop is a telling touchstone for “Torridon Gate,” as all of these squeaks, rattles, and flickering pulses were taken from one…

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