IV

by Witnesses

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JT Corpse A saxophone appearing did not feel out of place. In fact it made this track even more morose and depressing (in a good way). Brilliant tune. Favorite track: Revenge.
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Das Faultier This album is amazing and you should buy it in whatever form you can. Witnesses creates a soundscape that is both warm and cold, full of life as well as reminders of its bleakness. This is not just an album that you put on while you clean your living space, but deserves an active listen as well. There are beautiful, almost holy moments to this album ranging from simple to complex and I cannot recommend this sonic journey enough. 9/10 - will be cleaning my apartment to this every day. Favorite track: Farewell.
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nofatclips 1st listen: a compelling collection of (mostly) short pieces. While their brief duration might seem a drawback at first (and an upsetting one, for many times one would love to hear more) it is actually the device by which any kind of resolution is delayed up to the very end of the record. Favorite track: The Discovery (feat. MALMØ).
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The River 03:12
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The Hostage 02:11
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The Search 02:02
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Revenge 04:21
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The Plea 03:35
We can forget your face Never say a word We can pretend we were never here Everyone will just walk away You don’t want to do this This isn’t who you are Do you see that snow coming down It’s a way to start over So just put that away We can forget your face
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Farewell 04:13
But it doesn’t matter So much anymore, does it? It was all a lie Make of much or as little As you want Or as you can
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about

Drawing particular influence from Jóhann Jóhannsson and Dead Can Dance, IV is the latest evolution in Witnesses’ cinematic ambient soundscapes. Featuring lush strings and winds, sparse guitar arrangements, and occasional vocal passages, IV takes the listener on an ambiguous and mysterious journey through Nordic-inspired landscapes. Danish lyrics and winding saxophones cut through the compositions to add unexpected motifs. Just shy of 47-minutes in length, Witnesses IV features guest appearances by Jørgen Munkeby, MALMØ, and Gabbi Coenen. Additional guitars are provided by Matt Kozar.

Cover photo by Nicholas Aspholm

Witnesses IV is for Leslie

credits

released February 5, 2021

Witnesses was:
Greg Schwan - keys, guitars, arrangements, lyrics

with:
Matt Kozar - additional guitars
Jørgen Munkeby - saxophone
Gabbi Coenen - vocals
MALMØ - vocals and Danish lyric translation

Mixed and mastered by Greg Schwan at The Oak Lodge

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Witnesses New York, New York

Born in 2016. Cinematic atmospheres and metal.

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