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Temple of Spring

by Black Brunswicker

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TheSlowMusicMovement Nudging the folk & warm springtime melodicism above the distant early morning electronic haze the new LP from Black Brunswicker is a lovely fingerpicked, feelgood ambient folk soundtrack, ideal for all sorts of intimate moments & pastoral escapism.
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Chris Richards Lockdown restrictions are easing here in the UK. Days are warmer, and new foliage is just starting to appear. What a perfect time to release Temple of Spring. Warm, granular, guitar-based ambient with a touch of nostalgia. This is music for reflective walks in nature or simply sitting watching the world wake again after a long winter. I really like the direction Black Brunswicker is taking with this album. Favorite track: Morning through my window.
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In the Wind 05:02
Pagan Sun 04:28
Green Leaf 04:32


Temple of Spring is a divergence from past releases as it draws back on ambience and textures in favor of acoustic fingerpicking and warm melodies. It’s music that celebrates the return of the sun after a cold dark northern winter spent locked up. 

The tracks in this release are the results of a series of experimentations with tunings, capos/partial capos, and fingerpicking patterns.


released April 20, 2021

Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 6 were written during summer 2019. The rest of the tracks were written during fall-winter 2020.

Recorded between December 2020 and January 2021 in my flat in Manchester, UK
Mastering: Andrew Klimek

Gear used: Harmony guitar, lapsteel (track 2 and 8), Yamaha keyboard loops (track 7), Kyser capo, modified Shubb 3 string partial capo, LR Baggs reverb, Digitech Digidelay, Hermida Tape Echo

Strange times we live in: DADEAd
Morning through my window: DGDEGd
At Least we still have dreams: DADEAd Capo 7
In the Wind: DGDEGd Partial capo 7
Dead on a Hilltop: CGCGCd
Pagan Sun: CGCGCd partial capo 5
Green Leaf: CGCGCd
Wake me up when this is over: CGCGCd


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Black Brunswicker Manchester, UK

Guitar music from Ethan Helfrich. Black Brunswicker mixes ambient washes with soft fingerpicked guitar.

American expat living in Manchester

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