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Hood
Live 23 Avril 1995 Paris

Hood Live 23 Avril 1995 Paris features Leeds post-rock band Hood performing live in Paris. It was three years into the band’s career when they had already released their debut album, 1994’s Cabled Linear Traction and album number two, Silent 88, was on its way. Limited to 50 copies, comes with a Fanzine.
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Ethan Montgomery / The Declining Winter
Ute-7 Inch

Lordy will you look at this thing. Part of a collaboration between various Leeds good guys, the main part of this multi disciplinary project is a beer (which we don't have for sale, sadly). The idea being while you are supping you can listen to some pastoral sounds of Yorkshire. On the A side are field recordings of our beautiful county made by Ethan Montgomery and on the flip rustic Yorkshire mainstays The Declining Winter make two songs inspired by the field recordings on the A side. Gorgeous.   

Western Edges
Prowess

Listen up, Normanites, this is something you’ll want to hear: Western Edges is the new project from Richard Adams of Hood, The Declining Winter, and Memory Drawings. Prowess, the project's debut, sees him exploring the world of ambient and electronic music and is comparable to bvdub, Aphex Twin and the beatless bits of Boards of Canada. It also soundtracks the area around Saltaire...and we love Saltaire here at Normans!  It is his third release on Sound Is Silence following two albums in 2015 by The Declining Winter and Great Panoptique Winter. 
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Hood
Cold House

One of the best albums of the 2000s. The hitherto lo-fi (ish) Leeds collective had already been straying into more drifty pastoral areas when, pretty much out of the blue, came this album in which modernist electronics collided with melancholic song craft and leftfield hip-hop courtesy of cLOUDDEAD who appear on three tracks. An absolute favourite in these parts.

The Declining Winter
Belmont Slope

No one evokes the emotional atmospheres of Northern England quite like Richard Adams, so thank God he's made Belmont Slope, a musical fable about the M62. Mysterious and muffled, he returns under his Declining Winter moniker to detail further secrets hiding in Yorkshire's soil and concrete. If it's anything like the magnificent Home for Lost Souls, it should deliver intimate pop gems influenced by his favourite stay-at-home songwriters -- while occasionally reaching for the expanse of old band Hood.

The Declining Winter
Endless Scenery

Hood’s Richard Adams releases his fifth album as The Declining Winter on a small run CD-R. The isolated, lo-fi songs on Endless Scenery are centred around Adams’ looping, cyclical guitar playing and choral-inspired vocals. The suitably wintery tone is also expressed in the beautiful artwork from Athens label Sound in Silence.   

The Declining Winter
Chimneys etc.

Very very limited and exclusive 7" by Hood co-founder and also Memory Drawings stick Richard Adams under his the Declining Winter moniker. Five home made tracks held together with bits of garden twine as is the artwork with individual brown paper covers hand stamped and each with a unique photo. Lathe cut 7" each individually made. Includes postcard and download code. 
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Memory Drawings
The Nearest Exit

Third album from the Anglo/American collective Memory Drawings, featuring members of Hood, Manyfingers, Brave Timbers and Movietone. Pushing their exquisite dulcimer/guitar/violin sound deeper into the heart of post-rock (with nods towards Bark Psychosis and Tortoise courtesy of the polyrhythmic playing of newly-joined drummer Chris Cole) these beautiful cinematic compositions perfectly soundtrack the onset of autumn. All versions include a bonus remix album featuring Isnaj Dui, Edward Ka-Spel, Robert Rich, Leaf Library, and more.
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The Declining Winter
Fragment#5

A lovely six tracker of late night melancholy from Hood alumni Richard Adams. The especially composed EP for the French imprint Monopsone showcases various shades of fractured, rusted acoustics and electronica with that ever present autumnal hue. Like mist lifting from an October field to reveal shards of sunshine.  

Northern Exchange
The Loveliest Lanes We Knew

Northern Exchange were a short-lived duo, operating from either side of the Pennines. They only put together one EP in their time, with three short tracks, and here it is. The Loveliest Lanes We Knew is a sweet set of songs, made with minimal means and (apparently) a deep love of Young Marble Giants. A short but sweet career, captured in full on a 3” CDr. On Rural Colours.
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Bob Nastanovich (Pavement), Irma Vep, The Declining Winter.
Wharf Chambers, Leeds Saturday 5th November

EARLY BIRD ticket to an event to mark the culmination of a years promoting gigs in aid of the mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). York based promoters Let's Go Baboon have secured the services of none other than Bob Nastanovich of Pavement who will no doubt give horse racing tips once we've heard sets from the likes of the Declining Winter, Irma Vep and lots more. Just 20 tickets at this price then you are paying full whack. Get in quick, it's gonna be a great night.  
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The Declining Winter / Isnaj Dui
Split

Absolutely gorgeous looking hand numbered split 12" on Rural Colours with screen printed sleeves and additional postcards. The Declining Winter side consists of seven stripped back pop songs recorded in a remote cabin producing a raw, evocative sound that reflects the environment it was made. Overleaf Katie English aka Isnaj Dui puts away her flute and changes to the cello for two longer pieces which are based more on texture and rhythm but have the same feel of isolation as the Declining Winter tracks.  12" vinyl edition 200.

Various (The Safe Distance, The Declining Winter etc)
A Tribute to Crabstick

To those of us who were around at the time, Crabstick were one of the finest bands of the early '90s. They had a wonderful rustic lo-fi charm that was one part Beat Happening, one part Daniel Johnston and one part The Go-Betweens. Someone should reissue their 'Stud or Houseboy' album pronto. Here is a cheap and cheerful tribute disc with tracks from The Safe Distance (Sarandon's Crayola and Boyracer's Stewart), The Declining Winter (aka Hood's Richard Adams), Thee Headless Kings and Phillip Buckle (Teamforest). Features artwork by original Crabstick cascading drum genius David Nichols.  
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The Declining Winter
Home For Lost Souls

Following the success of our Album Of The Year winner 'Exist/Resist' by Bracken album, the other co-founder of that much-loved post rock/electronic group Hood (namely Richard Adams) unleashes a brand new album under his The Declining Winter moniker. Expect warmly produced, forward-thinking, melancholic English music referencing Talk Talk, Bark Psychosis, Robert Wyatt, Radiohead and of course Adams' former buddies Hood. Sold out in mere seconds in March the album has been re-pressed on olive green vinyl with download code for full album plus further 5 track EP. CD version contains 'The Waning Mill Chronicles' EP plus two non album bonus tracks.  

The Declining Winter + Manyfingers + Gerrard Bell-Fife
Wharf Chambers, Leeds (Friday August 7th)

Gig at Wharf Chambers on 7th August featuring some people we like very much here at the towers who rarely play gigs. The Declining Winter is the project of Hood co-founder Richard Adams. They haven't played live in 5 years and we've sold shedloads of their new record 'Home For Lost Souls'. Manyfingers is Soeza/Movietone member Chris Cole with his thought provoking neo-classical compositions. Gerrard Bell-Fife hasn't had records out yet but he is Bradford best kept secret playing haunting songs in the manner of Nick Drake and Bill Callahan.

The Declining Winter
Lost Songs


The Declining Winter
Remixes


The Declining Winter
Moteer Remixes