Saline Grace ‎– Fog Mountain

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DeeperWatersRecords ‎– DWRCD04
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1 Fog Mountain 6:32
2 Memory Lane 4:15
3 Farewell 1:28
4 The Traps Of Time 4:47
5 Dead End House 5:46
6 Silas Spade
Violin – Ricardo Hoffmann
4:51
7 The River Song
Violin – Ricardo Hoffmann
4:18
8 Swampland Blues 3:16
9 Blackbird 5:17
10 Wildflower Field
Backing Vocals [Backup Vocal] – Ines Hoffmann
4:59
11 From Behind The Blinding Sun 4:27
12 Tale Of Poor Henry 4:41

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Recorded [...] at Raum 1 (www.musikbunker.de), Berlin between March 2008 and November 2011
Mixed [...] at Raum 1 and on location at Treptower Park, Berlin between July 2011 and April 2012
Mastered [...] at Nepenthes Music (www.nepenthes-mastering.com)

Design by Janka Klouche-Thurn (www.nepenthes.biz)
Watercolour painting by Rosemarie Pollok (Brač, Croatia, July 2007)

All tracks published by Copyright Control © 2013 Saline Grace

℗ 2013 Saline Grace
© 2013 Saline Grace
Made in the EU

Released in a 4-panel black-tray Digipak with a die-cut slot for the booklet; includes a 12-page booklet with lyrics.
Track durations do not appear on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 885767067196
  • Barcode (As printed): 8 85767 06719 6
  • Matrix / Runout: www.handlewithcare.de DWRCD04 AC92606-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi l571
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9710

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DeeperWatersRecords

DeeperWatersRecords

January 11, 2013
edited over 6 years ago

After a moment’s silence, Saline Grace are back with their latest album ‘Fog Mountain’ and an official video.
During his parental leave, mastermind Ricardo Hoffmann made time for a short guest appearance, joining Hamburg-based band Dark Orange on their latest 2CD album ‘Horizont’. Along with Steven Burrows, a member of English cult band And Also The Trees, on bass, Ricardo Hoffmann contributed on additional guitars and piano. He furthermore created a remix for ‘Interpretations’, the second CD of the same release; other remixes were made by artists like Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins, members of And Also The Trees and many more.
With ‘Fog Mountain’, however, Saline Grace continue on their very own paths, setting great store by the use of almost exclusively acoustic instruments that seem to hail from an antique musical instruments shop. The extraordinarily filigree guitar style with its wistful slide techniques, mandolin-like ornaments and fingerstyle parts is recognisably Ricardo Hoffmann’s, who knows to create pictorial synaesthesias, raising nightly panoramas from imaginatively enraptured roadmovies.
Subtly woven into a dusty sound stage, mainly consisting of piano, organ, concertina, banjo, violin, accentuated drums, not uncommonly played with brushes, as well as Ines Hoffmann’s deeply resonating bass, the listener is inevitably getting entangled in a mystic and sinister atmosphere, drawing marvellously attention to singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Hoffmann’s emotional baritone.
Among personal contents, his protagonists act full of symbolism in front of surreal, near-natural sceneries and reflect frequently anthropological backgrounds, dealing with mankind’s estrangement from nature and within their artificial environment, their culture, too.
Their new album shows Saline Grace more powerful and on their highest level, performing with virtuosity, vigorous dynamics and withdrawn melancholy at the same time.
Indeed, ‘Fog Mountain’ impresses with diversity of its arrangements, variety of vocals and its uniquely captured atmosphere, captivating the listener not only by catchy melodies, but also by Ricardo Hoffmann’s distinctive voice, who conveys deep melancholy coupled with hidden rage, solitude and, in very few instances, hope as well.

For fans of And Also The Trees, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Doors and Wovenhand