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.
Biphonic Records is proud to release the second album by Seafieldroad. A collection of eight complex but intimate piano songs, the album – simply called Seafieldroad – is the follow-up to There Are No Maps For This Part Of The City, which was greeted by enthusiastic reviews and widespread radioplay.
For years now Andrew Eaton, singer with the Scottish band Swimmer One, has been writing music on the piano – delicate, melancholy songs inspired by writers as diverse as Mark Eitzel, Momus, Jane Siberry, and Steve Reich. A few of these – The Dark Ages, The Erskine Bridge, Drowning Nightmare 1, The Fakester Resurrection – evolved into songs for Swimmer One’s first two critically acclaimed albums but until recently most of them stayed in his head.