The Winterhouse (the duo of Anthony Paul Kirby and Robert Davies) sonifies the cold interior isolation of the digital age. While Slow Promises (62'57") is dense with drones, beneath its surface churns a contemplative atmosphere. Their electronic poems are made up of notes and chords gradually changing over time, both in harmony and color. Layers of sounds float like clouds across a desolate landscape of muted tones and abandoned thoughts. Each track moves slowly through its course, and thoroughly examines a unique aspect of stillness and quietude. By searching the shadows, The Winterhouse finds overcast themes to be the more interesting to explore.
- Chuck van Zyl/STAR'S END 31 January 2008