Penguin Presents… Winterhwila by Fontan
Here’s a short overview of the new album by Fontan called Winterhwila. I actually bought the cd instead of downloading from iTunes, and I have to admit, the cd and cover artwork is phenomenal.
The album has lots of positive sides as well as negative features to it. Thus it doesn’t deserve a pure 5/5.
Lets start with the good. For a modern psychedelic album, it knows its boundaries very well – not to deep or shallow. In addition, the quality of the sound and mastering is off the hook! I’ve never heard such clear use of reverb before.
However, the band can improve on several things. For one, there was nearly no singing. Instruments are definitely important in music, but a voice can make or break the entire song.
Two, all the tracks sound very similar. It reminds me of certain classical music compositions, where a variation on a theme can go on for an hour!
I’m not a man of many words, so just take a listen for yourself. Also add me on twitter.
The album is available as a cd and for download on many websites including iTunes!