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winters day (aaron martin & dawn smithson) - self titled (7inch vinyl)


ARTIST // aaron martin
LABEL // morc (be)
CAT // morc054sv


Winter's Day is the much anticipated collaboration of Dawn Smithson & Aaron Martin. Dawn's haunting melodies, clear vocals and disorted minimal guitar lines blend in perfectly with Aaron's vague and wide string arrangements. Winter's Day is a perfect symbiosis of the works of two rather different, yet very related artists.

Dawn Smithson gained wide recognition as the singer and bassplayer of Jessamine, which released a string of critically acclaimed records on Kranky in the late 90's. After the band disbanded, she kept low profile for a couple of years, quietly working on some collaborations (most notably on Sunno))'s White-records) and on two solo-records: the first one, Safer Here, came out on Kranky in 2005. Follow-up Earth Machine, with guest appearances by ao Ray Raposa (Castanets) and Jessi Brightmore (Chrome Hoof) was released in 2008. Dawn is residing in Seattle, WA.

Aaron Martin began his musical life at age 11, switching between guitar and drums. At the age of 17, he decided to change paths and learn how to play the cello, which he went on to study in college. He has recorded three full lengths, and collaborated with a variety of other musicians, including Machinefabriek, and Tan or Boil, with releases on Type, Mobeer, and Under the Spire Recordings. Aaron Martin lives and records in Topeka, Kansas.