Published Nov 23, 2015Dakota Suite & Emanuele Errante first issued The North Green Down in early 2011 on the Lidar label, who pressed to a limited-edition CD that quickly sold out. Karaoke Kalk is now working to get this album back in print, pressing it to double-LP vinyl for the first time ever. Bolstered by a previously unreleased track called "Instincts Reduced to Silence," this LP is slated for release on January 22. To give you an idea of what to expect, you can now revisit the track "A Worn Out Life (With Cello)."
The album is a heartbreaking tribute to Hannah Dyke, beloved sister-in-law of Dakota Suite's Chris Hooson. The seeds for its creation were sowed on the last vacation they took together; the album formed in the months after she passed away from cancer in 2010. Recorded in various houses in Leeds, Southwell, Connecticut and Napoli, its sound combines modern classical strings and piano with ambient electronics, all underscoring the immense gravity of its meaning.
"A Worn Out Life (With Cello)" features David Darling on the titular stringed instrument. With guitar gently gracing the texture, dreamy piano dissolves in grand cello drones, making it sound as if the track is breathing drearily, yet its focused string melodies uplift the soul.
Fans can pre-order the album here, and check out the stream of "A Worn Out Life (With Cello)" below.