08 Sep 2017

Row Boat – Romance

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Track List

1. Bella
2. Ljudet
3. Romance
4. Gjenfødt

Row Boat - Romance

‘Romance’ was the first release from Row Boat back in 2009. It heralds the beginning of the ever changing sounds and structure of one man composer Mark Wardale to this day. Now, Fluttery Records have decided to re-release the E.P which is regarded by many fans as a real glimpse into the ambient and experimental world.

Whereas now many people refer to Row Boat as a post-rock project, it all started out with glistening xylophones & violins, abundant textures and lots of horns. Romance is the ultimate accompaniment to Mark Wardale’s most recent album ‘In Between’, were we saw him reign in the heavier guitars and take a small step back into the Romantic side of music and composition. These two go hand in hand. And once again Daniela Patrizi was called upon to work on the concept and design for the artwork. It’s clear to see a lot was thought of when it came to the re-release, notably the importance of imagery against the music which is something that composer Mark takes very seriously.

This E.P has everything packed into 4 songs. From the uplifting and feel good cinematic songs ‘Bella’ and title track ‘Romance’ which are packed full of vibrancy, to the more obscure, experimental and thought-provoking ‘Ljudet’ and ‘Gjenfødt’. To not listen to this E.P, is to not experience the true relationship between ambiance and art.

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Release Date:  September 19, 2014
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06 Sep 2017

Row Boat – In Between

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Track List

1. Meet me at the Colosseum
2. Ever After Memories
3. All of the Lighthouses
4. Hollow
5. The Dying Art of Romance
6. Your Hand, My Hand, and the Stars
7. Later That Day
8. What it is to Feel

Row Boat - In Between

Post­rock has become so varied and broad along the music spectrum that many people find it hard to explain these days. This would also explain Mark Wardale’s latest album release ‘In Between’. A mix of numbing piano sounds, ambience, subdued electronica and ‘dirty’ strings produce the different shades that make up the light and dark of romance in note form. New sounds and feelings are evoked whilst a sense of familiarity lingers and comforts.

‘In Between’ was an idea, an interpretation of romance, written in note form for listeners to relate to in a different and unexpected way. Love can have so many meanings, good, bad, confusing. This album was written to show not just the light side, but the darker and unexplored sides of romance.

What makes the album so unique is the creative collaboration between musician ‘Mark Wardale’ and writer, reviewer and all round music lover ‘Daniela Patrizi’ on ‘In Between’ to create the perfect artwork and imagery in reference to the music.

The 40 minutes of music itself meets all listening expectations, from the strong and empowering piano’s and ambience of ‘Meet me at the Colosseum’ and ‘Later That Day’, to the darker edgy and more reflective songs like “The Dying Art of Romance” and “Hollow.”

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Release Date: April 11, 2014
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19 Sep 2014

Row Boat’s ambient wind of Romance

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Fluttery Records start the autumn with Row Boat’s “Romance” which was the first release from Row Boat back in 2009. Now, Fluttery Records have decided to re­release the E.P which is regarded by many fans as a real glimpse into the ambient and experimental world.

Listen to the EP

Row Boat is a post​­-rock / ambient solo project by Mark Wardale. Described as “an effort to depict the nature of Scandinavia in note form, the stunning results are lush, ethereal ambience created from a merging of organic strings, horns, bowed guitar work, drums and bass.

Row Boat has been active since 2009, in which 2 full length albums and 3 EP’s have transpired. The debut album ‘Ett’, received glowing reviews from music critics globally as well as a number of ‘Album Of The Year’ nominations. Mark then found his place under the wings of Fluttery Records where he released his second album In Between  which was a wash with breathtaking romantic, ambient songs.

Now, Fluttery Records has decided to celebrate the 5 active years of Row Boat, by re­releasing the first ever EP titled ‘Romance’. It seems very apt that after the second album hit the shelves, the first EP be showcased again. A beautifully constructed set of four songs which overflow with textures and unique sounds, strings, horns and xylophones, remind us of where it all began.

Again, Mark decided to work with ‘Daniela Patrizi’ on the re­workings of the art for ‘Romance’. After the perfect imagery for ‘In Between’ was established and due to the links between the similar genre’s of the releases, it was deemed imperative that the same working relationship continue after such success.

This E.P has everything packed into 4 songs. From the uplifting and feel good cinematic songs ‘Bella’ and title track ‘Romance’ which are packed full of vibrance, to the more obscure, experimental and thought­provoking ‘Ljudet’ and ‘Gjenfødt’. To not listen to this E.P, is to not experience the true relationship between ambience and art.

Listen, Buy or Download the EP

05 Sep 2014

Pre-orders started for Row Boat’s Romance

You will remeber this year’s amazing ambient album In, Between by Row Boat. After such an amazing album, we are going to put out a re-issue.

‘Romance’ was the first release from Row Boat back in 2009. It heralds the beginning of the ever changing sounds and structure of one man composer Mark Wardale to this day. Now, Fluttery Records have decided to re-release the E.P which is regarded by many fans as a real glimpse into the ambient and experimental world.

Pre-order the album & listen the first track

28 Mar 2014

Pre-orders start for Astrowind, Row Boat and Diamond Gloss

April is going to be an amazing month. We worked really hard not to keep you and our artists waiting. We decided to work extra long hours and release these amazing albums one week after another. You will see four new release by Fluttery Records in April. Here is first three.

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Somewhere The Music Had Been Played

The first release is a re-issue by Latvian ambient / electronic music artist, soundscapes engineer Astrowind. “Somewhere The Music Had Been Played” represents Paleopsychedelic ambient again. Once issued on “Resting Bell” in 2007, edited version this feature certainly worth to be reissued in more “touchable” media today in full-length. PRE-ORDER and hear

rowboat-inbetween300ROW BOAT
In Between

Row Boat has found his place under the gorgeous wings of Fluttery Records and he is releasing his new album on our label. Row Boat is a post-rock / ambient solo project by Mark Wardale. Mark cites several Scandinavian influences behind Row Boat, including classical Nordic sounds.  PRE-ORDER and hear the first track

Diamond Gloss-Nomawkish-300DIAMOND GLOSS
Nomawkish

Nomawkish is the second studio album from Portuguese ambient / modern classical project Diamond Gloss after three years. Gonçalo Pereira, return to his studio to record new Diamond Gloss songs which are just amazing. As different mood as “Bears”, which was a more joyful and open album than this new one. Nomawkish is more dark and introspective. PRE_ORDER and hear the first track

Release dates:

April 04, 2014 : Astrowind / Somewhere The Music Had Been Played
April 11, 2014 : Row Boat / In Between
April 18, 2014 : Diamond Gloss / Nomawkish

Again, April will be just amazing; with amazing music and new beauties. All you need is a little more hope and allowing more daylight in your life. Exicited! Excited! Excited!