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Carl Hultgren, "Tomorrow"

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An all instrumental offering from Carl Hultgren (one half of Windy & Carl) is set for release on 20th MAY 2014. A Limited Edition Double LP of 500 copies (one album on ORANGE VINYL, the other on BLACK VINYL) will include a DOWNLOAD CODE of the complete album, along with 6 ADDITIONAL BONUS SONGS recorded during the same sessions. WITH THE ADDITION OF THESE EXTRA SONGS, IT BRINGS THE RUNNING TIME OF THIS AT JUST UNDER 2 HOURS LONG *** THESE DOWNLOAD ONLY BONUS SONGS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY WITH THE PHYSICAL VINYL OR CD PURCHASE.

 

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http://windyandcarl.bandcamp.com/album/tomorrow-full-length-release

 

A change of scenery can change a person. It reshapes their mind, shifts emotions, and brings forth new modes of creation.

Tomorrow was started in 2011, shortly after moving to a new neighborhood and into an enchanting 1930s Art Deco inspired Tudor. Orignally known as The Elmdale, its casement windows and recessed plaster cove ceilings combined to reshape Carl's thoughts and views. Surrounded by beautiful old trees and shimmering sunlight, Carl started working on Tomorrow. Its tracks are a manifestations of tranquility and joy, of an assuredness in forward motion.

It is instantly apparent to any long time listener of Windy and Carl that these new tracks show a marked change from the 20 years of dense guitar drones and and walls of sound the duo have released. Carl's first solo album is instead a lighter, more stripped down affair – the tracks showcasing his new found humility and confidence. There are touchstones - in tracks like "No Other" and "As Sure As" the cascading guitars hint at LC era Durutti Column, in "Spirits" you can hear a nod to early 4AD Dif Juz in all its reverb and atmosphere, while "In This Land" has a Gene Clark psychedelic country twang.

Tomorrow is not all about a love for guitars – "Hidden" brings together glimpses of Wolfgang Voigt's GAS project with the industrial percussion of Einsturzende Neubauten's Perpetuum Mobile album.

A change of scenery has meant the freedom to explore new lands and be completely comfortable in them. Keyboards and found sounds sit very contentedly next to airy guitar compositions.

The album's opus is undoubtedly "Transparency And Light". Coming in at over 18 minutes and filling a full side of the double lp, it is Carl's most accomplished work. Restrained, refined, glistening guitar tones that ebb and flow like the rings of skipping rocks on a lake. Placid. Genuinely beautiful. A masterpiece.

Throughout the 12 tracks, Tomorrow shows the confidence of Carl's compositions, of his use of restraint and an edict that less is more. The songs are like postcards from a lover – each with a story all it's own, written from the adventure of a lifetime. Songs that tell the story of change. Of beauty and light. A new day. Tomorrow.

 


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