The Winter of 88 is a collection of multi-layered, lyrically complex piano songs by an artist who has been likened to ‘minimalist classical composers working on adventurous ballads for REM’ and compared by critics to John Cale, Mark Eitzel, Prefab Sprout, Virginia Astley and (most frequently) The Blue Nile.
The physical release of The Winter of 88 is a limited edition of just 88 pre-ordered copies. The names of all the people who pre-ordered a CD feature in the climax of the album’s epic, seven minute title track.
Released: February 2015
Cat No: BIPH12CD
- The Last House On Holland Island
- A Port In The Storm
- There Is No Authority That We Won’t Argue With
- Don’t Let The Winter Freeze Your Heart
- The World Is Just Noise
- This Road Won’t Build Itself
- Clean Pale Hands
- Leave The Stadium
- The Winter Of 88
- Islands Of The North Atlantic.
‘A quietly majestic thing. As irresistible as a warm hearth on a snowy day, these songs do for Scotland’s east coast what the Blue Nile’s did for the city of Glasgow.’ – Scotland on Sunday
‘A genuinely poetic statement that looks out to physical seascapes and political landscapes and inwards to conflicting emotions.’ – Sunday Herald