That First Season - A Winter-Light compilation
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That First Season - A Winter-Light compilation

  • Labels Winter-Light
  • Product Code: DCD Digipak
  • Availability: In Stock
We invited 16 specific artists from all corners of the globe to contribute exclusive tracks for “…that first season”. Many of the artists are favourite listens of ours, as well as the addition of one or two new and interesting ones. The resulting compilation of tracks offers the listener a unique perspective from each artist based upon the one common theme - the winter light.

It was always an interesting idea to us to see how this theme would play out from different parts of the world, across both hemispheres and on different continents, with different styles of ambient and artistic approaches. All of the submitted tracks have been included on this double compilation and our expectations have been exceeded with the quality, the variety of rich sounds and depth of the music. Spanning across two discs, Heavy Snow and Long Shadows, Winter-Light and the participating artists are pleased to offer over 140 minutes of exclusive music, brought together for the first time on this, our first compilation.

The artwork has been produced by Midnight Sun Studio and all tracks have been mastered by Simon Heath. All music recorded in 2016.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everybody who has contributed to making this release possible. Dedicated to our Ezzy.

The DCD comes in a 8-panel full colour digi-pack and is also available as a digital download. Strictly limited to 500 copies.

Digital available via Bandcamp.

CD1: Heavy Snow
1.1 Seetyca - The Stars
1.2 Gydja - Krapadrífa ok snáka sótt
1.3 Phantom Ship - Entanglement (version)
1.4 Foetusdreams - Ignis Fatuum
1.5 Nexus Sun - Estive
1.6 ABBILDUNG - Om Ter Om
1.7 Charadriiform & Filivs Macrocosmi - Drifting Stations
1.8 VelgeNaturlig - Golden
1.9 Rapoon - Tal-Gel Isolde

CD2: Long Shadows
2.1 Jeff Stonehouse
2.2 Havdis - Borea
2.3 Apocryphos - Sesam In Winter Lights
2.4 Strom Noir - Not Everything Dies
2.5 Kloob - A Special Glow
2.6 Michael Brückner & Mathias Grassow - ,,The Fall Of Leaves''
2.7 Hakobune - Shimoyo

A Winter-Light Compilation - "...that first season" (Official Promo)

A Winter-Light Compilation - "...that first season"


Tone Harvest

"…that first season, is a very well put together compilation and expertly mastered. Every track has it’s own unique characteristics with each artists signature sound being apparent. That being said, the tracks flow together nicely as a whole and it is easy to lose track of time while listening. This is definitely a scene setter for the season and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience." - Bryan Hilyard

Santa Sangre

"Nature, sadness, the interchange of seasons and weather conditions: this is why I like ambient music the most, and this is what I get here in excess. Surely one of the best compilations released over the past few years. And I consider it as a crowning of the first cycle of the Winter Light label’s activity. Why am I sure that only great things are to come from the Netherlands?" - Stark