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Winternight Whisperings

Valentine Wolfe

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In the bleak midwinter, Victorians liked nothing more during the holiday season than to light a candle and tell ghost stories. Winternight Whisperings is an album that revives the Victorian tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas.

Valentine Wolfe has always had two distinct elements to our musical style: heavy metal and, perhaps less apparent, dark ambient soundscapes. Dark Ambient Soundscapes are instrumental/wordless compositions that place emphasis on tone, atmosphere, or creating the sensation of dark acoustic environments (abandoned buildings, mausoleums, underground caverns).

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

Valentine Wolfe

The Victorians had a tradition of gathering round to tell each other ghost stories and we've tried to capture that atmosphere using just voice and electric upright bass as our medium with which to commune with those Christmas spirits!

With the dark nights of December upon us, it seemed we had the perfect opportunity to conjure up our ghosts. They are mostly traditional songs, but Sarah wrote her own melodies for three of them, and all of them have been manipulated to create our own spectral atmosphere.

So turn the lamps down, light a candle, and lock your doors. There will be time enough for the bright songs of the morning to bring comfort on Christmas Day. But on this dark eventide, the bumps in the night are not reindeer…

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