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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.  


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  • HAM010LP / Re-press LP on Home Assembly from Richard Adams (Hood/Memory Drawings). Limited to 200 on Olive Green vinyl. LAST EVER COPIES!!!
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Home For Lost Souls by The Declining Winter
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9/10 Robin Staff review, 17 July 2015

On his latest record, ‘Home For Lost Souls’, Richard Adams receives a snowflake on a plate of caviar and says “no thank you very much”. So begins the saddest album ever made. The ex-Hood and current Memory Drawings guitar cyborg continues his strand of melancholic solo work with an accomplished record of muffled melodies, breathy vocals and shoe-shuffling drumbeats, each serving as a form of disguise on a record of pop songs you pine to get a better sense of. If the problem with yacht rock is that it’s too clear, smooth and in your face, then Adams has the solution: barge rock.

Adams’ songwriting has some obvious influences, each melodic and meandering in equal measure (think Wyatt, O’Rourke, Kozelek and their ilk), but there’s singularity to be found in his approach to lo-fi: it’s not just the recording that’s muffled, but Adams’ entire presentation of himself. Instrumental interludes twinkle with guitars and glockenspiel louder and prouder than his own voice, which rarely generates audible sentences. Instead, Adams’ voice is more of an atmospheric buffer, like the suppressed piano, acoustic guitars and intangible sample that join it on “The Sweet Sound of the North”.

On interludes like “When Things Mattered”, Adams juxtaposes a dreamlike bedroom pop a la Film School with squeaking, reverberating flicks of the frets, much like Atlas Sound on ‘Parallax’, as if to wake us up from the slumber he’s put in place. His approach to ambience is never permanent, instead used as a way to make the sounds he’s dug up more pressing; after a droning segue in “Fog Forming” he packs a song around urgent sirens on “Hurled To the Curb”.

This reissue comes with fresh EP ‘Waning Mill Chronicles’, which serves as an extension of Adams’ recent use of pop as an expression of anxiety. “The World Wide Ruin” is Adam’s with his clearest diction, his lyrics overt in a track of measured guitar picking and extra-terrestrial echoes. Summer hits, right here, if beaches were on top of Yorkshire dales and the coastguard was a grumpy man.


8/10 Richard Crompton Customer review, 8th August 2015

Another Declining Winter release that instantly takes you onto the deepest greenest undulating lanes of Yorkshire, through rain, mist, sun, and trees. Summat about this lot that just conjures up great rolling landscapes and back yards and alleyways. Yep that's all a cliche but that's meant positively as it reflects the fact that DC have produced another album of tunescapes of beautiful melodies and crossing notes and rhythms that just carry our ears along as it all unfolds on it's own independent come-along-if-you-want-to-don't-bother-if-you-don't journey. Laaaarvely stuff indeed.


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