recorded/mixed at Dr. Pirates Ship from March 2012-June 2013 using my fingers/pick, an ebow and violin bow on an acoustic guitar borrowed from my friend Leah and an SM57 microphone plugged into a Fulltone Tube Tape Echo. Laptop was mostly used for looping and mixing. No other effects used.
"... is a slow movement of light strumming, reverberant humming, and an underlying rhythm like that of a far away train rattling through a dense, moist forest. The following cultural reference registers more positively with some than with others, but trust that it is intended as fully appreciative when suggested that the track sounds, for all its sublimated pleasure, like Led Zeppelin just before it bursts out of its occultist haze and rocks out. Here, however, the rock never comes. There is just the lovely murk of songless ruralisms left to lull themselves to sleep."
--Marc Weidenbaum (from a blog post about a demo version of one of these tracks that i posted to soundcloud last year) disquiet.com/2012/07/20/cinchel-20120718/
"...as organic as Mountains used to be and as heartfelt as Andrew Weathers, taking a guitar and a tape delay and coaxing out the softest most delicate sounds..."
--Justin Snow (antigravity bunny) antigravitybunny.com?p=9019
"These small, gentle tracks, an hour and a half in total, lead us quietly through the year with peace and muted grace. As the seasons gently change, the tones follow suit. Even when the tracks grow slightly raw (“rain floods, harsh sounds”), they remain benign, thanks to a simple setup of acoustic guitar and tape delay. The album wraps around the listener like cool cotton and warm wool. With rough edges shorn, Cinchel stands for comfort."
--Richard Allen @ A closer listen acloserlisten.com/2014/05/23/cinchel-a-house-once-lived-that-never-was/
"..a nostalgic story along 25 tracks that highlights the nature of his electro-acoustic music with guitar lines that cross the ambient layers"
--Nicholas Orlandino @ www.sonofmarketing.it/album-streaming-cinchel-a-house-once-lived-that-never-was/
"..And once it is calm in the house and cold outside, emptiness overcomes the subject, noises are heard that are familiar yet prone to widen and nurture the aura of silence. In the album’s best moments, Cinchel admixes delicately cosmic low frequency capsules to the sceneries.."
--Bjorn Werkmann @ ambientexotica www.ambientexotica.com/ambrev345_cinchel_ahouseoncelived/