White Willow Update 12/29/12
Jacob had a few minutes to provide a bit of an update:
Updates become a bit of a rarity in those times when we are all busy with other projects. I've spent the past year working on many things, most importantly the second album with my "other" project, The Opium Cartel. It will be released sometime in the first half of 2013 if all goes as planned, and it will feature lots of White Willow musicians. Like the first Opium Cartel album it will focus more on shorter-format songs, but still with proggy elements. This time around I'm paying homage to some of the influences of my teen years - Japan, Kate Bush, Thomas Dolby… I'll keep you updated.
White Willow Update 05/20/12
Been a while since the last update - we've kept busy. First of all, thanks to all our fans who made "Terminal Twilight" such a success! It's sold much better than
we had even dared to hope, and the critical reception has been overwhelming. The album ended up on a lot of "Best of 2011" lists, and we even won a Proggie Award
for Best Production of 2011. It's been a great experience for us - coming back after such a long time and being so warmly received by you.
White Willow Unveils New Music Video..
We are very proud to present our new video to the song "Kansas Regrets" from the new album. The video was directed and shot by the very talented Dion Johnson, who recently also shot a video for Slow Electric
(Peter Chilvers, Tony Levin, Tim Bowness). "Kansas Regrets" was co-written with Tim Bowness (No-Man), who also sings the song. The video was shot on Tim's home turf, Norwich in England. Enjoy! (Note that the
video is in HD, so use the 1080p HD setting on Youtube for full effect.)
"Terminal Twilight" on Vinyl..
Our wonderful friends over at Pancromatic Records are releasing a limited vinyl edition of "Terminal Twilight". Gatefold cover, 180 gr. vinyl, the whole thing looks absolutely terrific, and sounds even better! More info and per-order here. Release date is November 11th.
"Terminal Twilight" is OUT...
"Terminal Twilight is an album of amazing diversity, oustanding musicianship and stunning vocal work." - Musical Discoveries
"A gorgeous, haunting album" - MSN Entertainment
"A haunting beauty" - Absolute Zero Media
"full of beautiful vocal melodies, superb instrumental parts, great sounds, glorious tunes, loads of fascinating diversions, enchanting acoustic forays, and bursts of powerful rocking." 9/10, - Ravenheart Music
"Stunningly beautiful, almost heart-achingly so, Terminal Twilight unfolds and reveals itself like a painting that shows more and more with each viewing. White Willow may very well have delivered an album that stands next to Leprous’ Bilateral as my Album of the Year." - Bloody Disgusting (never mind the name, it's THE site for horror movie reviews that also has a music section...)
"This is a band that oozes style and this is an album that is rather classy to say the least, seeing the band play with some very interesting themes and musical soundstages. The band has managed to capture an endearing soundstage that is captivating; musically poetic and full of atmosphere." - Sea of Tranquility
"White Willow's Terminal Twilight is a treatise in adventurous music, prog meets art rock meets orchestral and electronics in a perplexing and intriguing milieu. This is certainly not for the faint of heart or those stumbling over the next fluffy, sugar-coated, current music trend." - Dangerdog Music Reviews
"one of the most beautifully composed and yet perplexingly complex albums of 2011" - Infernal Masquerade
We hope you will like it too. You can order it directly from our label, Termo Records or if you live in North America, get it from our US label The Laser's Edge. You can also, of course, get it from places like Amazon.Com from iTunes.
Here's a taste of what you'll get. In about a week we will also present a very special music video for you.
The New Album