JOHAN G WINTHER from Gothenburg, Sweden has released 7 albums with his extraordinary and terribly underrated rock band SCRAPS OF TAPE, 3 albums with blackened hardcore band BLESSINGS and a stunning debut album with his new post
rock outfit BARRENS last March, which ended up in many year's end lists of 2020, including #7 at Where Postrock Dwells' Top albums of the year. 'The Rupturing Sowle' is his solo album, which he recorded in voluntary pre-corona isolation in a small cabin in the Swedish woods.
The cabin where Winther recorded almost everything on the album plays a pivotal role in the creation of a certain ambiance, a sense of place which is very present in these recordings. 'It’s the one place in this world where I can go and feel totally at home, where I am constantly inspired and at ease. Several tracks and layers were re-amped in the studio room, and I kept every creak of a chair or floor plank in the recordings. All these different sounds of both the
cabin and the surrounding area were transformed in my mind to characters in the narrative. I
recorded the open fire in the living room and the creaking of the floating jetty down by the lake, birds singing and eerie sounds emanating from the forest
in the middle of the night and wrote around them'.
For fans of: The Notwist, John Frusciante, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Boards Of Canada, Explosions In The Sky, Caspian, Mogwai, Scraps Of Tape, Molina, Jim O’Rourke, Phil Elverum, Warren Ellis, Bill Callahan
Available on vinyl (PEL155V) and CD (PEL155)