Winter Family is a duo made up of Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine.
Their dark, saturated and dense music is described as 'Death Swing', 'Weird Wave' or 'Funeral Pop'.
This new album was recorded in St Martin Church of Maxeville,
France for a dance piece and was remixed in 2020, it was never
Xavier: "I recorded the pipe organ there, inspired by the Alsatian philanthropist organist Albert Schweitzer whose slow, bombastic
performances, limited by faulty technique have always touched me
deeply. In 2006, my aunt Loulou agrees to lend me the keys to the
church. Ten years later, Loulou passes away, I play on this same pipe
organ during her funeral. During the fall of 2018, in her room with
old floral wallpapers, so cold, that I empty, surrounded by her missals
and huge crucifixes I remix this pipe organs and the voice of Ruth.
Through this late remixing, we wanted to deliver this woman from
her agony, her eyes turned to the milkish Lotharingia sky and beyond,
trying to illustrate this Catholic France of yesterday, as vain and terrifying as a month of November in this cold and humid garden, within reach of the incessant song of the A31 highway."