In Silence by the amazing Etherwood is nothing short of a musical masterpiece,composed and produced by our DNB mate Woody, released on Med School Records. Showing the evolving sound of well-composed, musical liquid DNB that pushes the boundaries of electronica and atmospheric soundscapes complete with beautiful lyrics. This release leaves you with the actual temperatures that result from the environment in which Woody wrote and recorded this wonderful listening experience, in a remote cabin in Finland. As you listen, the snow falls and the chill in the air grips you. I recommend curling up with a snifter of your favorite spirit and an herbal enlightenment, while you allow the sounds drifting through your headphones take you on an auditory journey to the gorgeous place where Woody created these tracks while immersed in solitude and a wintry wonderland. This artfully combined with the place inside of him that he has chosen to share with us. Thank you, Woody. Thank you for sharing this chapter of your life. Brilliant work once again. Jason Bakes Founder-dnbunited.com.
MEDIC77: Etherwood – In Stillness
Release Date: 2nd March 2018
Etherwood proudly unveils his outstanding third studio album ‘In Stillness’. Forged deep in the Nordic wilderness, this 15 track LP sees an exceptional producer return at the very top of his game.
By finding solace in Finnish solitude Etherwood has undoubtedly created his finest body of work. Featuring singles ‘Fire Lit Sky’ and ‘Bear’s Breeches’, the album is a pensive and raw tale filled with honest lyrics and moving music. Providing some of the most awe-inspiring and poignant drum & bass that Med School has released to date.
Title track ‘In Stillness’ sets the tone, walking a blissful line of Etherwood’s own vocal stylings and angelic melodies. ‘Climbing’ is a further homage to his forte as both a songwriter and producer where atmospheric amens twinned with soaring pads bring an elegance that few other can master.
‘Lay Your Armour Down’ is a stunning sensation of vocal chops and distinguished breakbeat as well as ‘Frozen Grass’, that brings a wave of warmth with gentle keys and soothing songwriting.
The tranquil and mysterious Finnish wilderness coupled with total isolation fuelled his inspiration. It was through this this detachment that he was truly free to pursue his art in the purest form. As is portrayed through the words of Etherwood’s favourite scholar Arthur Schopenhauer.
‘A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.