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Snowdrift


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Evocative/eclectic dark ethereal ectronica

Status:

Most recent release, Starry All Over (2010); band has morphed into Wind Burial with a new 1970s psychedelic rock sound

See also:

Snowdrift's MySpace page

Snowdrift has morphed into Wind Burial (Artiste Card site, facebook page, reverbnation page, CD Baby page)

The Ectophiles' Guide's page for Kat Terran's solo work

Comparisons:

Hard call, like other ethereal artists, but darker and somewhat more organic sounding

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Dark and dreamy electronic music anchored by Kat Terran's strong vocals. A snowdrift of sound, but shadowy, a coaldrift. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

snowdrift is the only one we've heard

Recordings:


snowdrift

Release info:

2007—Paradigms Records

Availability:

See Snowdrift's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Kat Terran—vocals, electric guitar
Derek Terran—keys, samples
Justin McCormick—guitar
Keith Negley—drums

Comments:

Dark, dreamy, drifty sounds with Kat Terran's raspy vocals. The beginning track, "September", sets the tone for the album. Musically very interesting, it's a mix of traditional electronic sounds with an emphasis on organic sounds and Kat Terran's aching alto to give it weight. "Sleeping Man"'s bass-line gives this a less dreamy feel as does the dark, twisting vocal line. "Outlaw Engineers" is the most dynamic track, a terrific song, and the most here like Kat Terran's solo work. "Alaska" is lovely and dark, quite traditionally ethereal except the focus on the yearning lyric line is stronger than in most such songs and the song more stripped down. In "Aviary" Kat Terran becomes a more alto version of other dreamy ethereal crooners. "House of Cards" is again more stripped down to the melody—a haunting, yearning song. The album ends with "track 11", a heartbreaker. Overall, a highly recommended disc for those who like dark, dreamy music. (Neile)

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