Boomkat Product Review:
"PHONAUTOGRAM: The third album from Winter North Atlantic is a unique, textural sonic offering. Layers of smoothness and discordance are reminiscent of Tim Hecker productions , combined with early Tunng melodies and the David Axelrod’s arrangements. Previous releases have been described as melodies that “seduce you with their meandering grace drenched in nostalgic overtones” [The Wire], drawing comparisons as varied as Can, Ry Cooder and Bonobo. Outside WNA, Ed Carter’s recent projects have included ‘~Flow’ (a floating musical watermill on the Tyne commissioned for the 2012 Olympics, with Owl Project), a site-specific graphic-score ‘Barographic’ (composing with atmospheric pressure and architectural form of the Sage Gateshead), and a Channel 4 commission of a stunning new piece titled ‘The False Lights of Durham’, recorded and filmed in Durham Cathedral. Leon Scott’s phonoautograph was the first sound-recording device. Predating Edison’s phonograph, it turns sounds into images, producing intricate, smoky drawings - but offering no means of playback. Using the original 1850s patent manuscripts, Ander Mikalson built a functioning phonautograph and recorded the sound of the Big Bang (as rendered by astronomer Mark Whittle). The resulting series of images is therefore a record of the first sound, recorded by the first sound-recording device."