Unnamed longing: A review of Winterfold


By Kevin Belmonte

Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning & Wendy Goodwin (ArkMusic/2013) $11.99
Total time: 49:55
Available Oct. 8, 2013

Winterfold, the new album from Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning & Wendy Goodwin is a recording “inspired in part by the writings of the Orkney Island poet, George Mackay Brown.” This latest release from ArkMusic is a sonic journey that takes the listener “from the last flower of Fall, through Winter, towards the promise of Spring.”

To listen to Winterfold is to traverse an aural landscape, touched by otherworldly grace. It is to be drawn to the deep places of the heart—to feel moments of an unnamed longing for home—and to be welcomed at the last to a realm of quiet joy, solace, and inspiration. Rich in yearning woodwinds, evocative percussion, stirring violin, and lyric keyboard and guitar phrasings, Winterfold comes to Advent—and takes us through winter—a stunning, seamless, beautifully burnished gift.

Do yourself a favor, and pre-order yours today.



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