This is a song written by winterThieves, a Dundee- and-Edinburgh-based ambient/post-rock project consisting of myself and Owen Hughes. Through our music, we aim to transport the listener’s mind away to another place – one of calm and self-reflection.
‘Above’ was inspired by air, and the feeling of weightlessness. The slowly evolving textures and meandering melodies are intended to imitate clouds in bloom, moving gradually across a vast blue sky. There is an innate connection between people and nature, and ‘Above’ explores this unity through its musical connotations – a sense of ‘oneness’ and belonging pervades all our music.
Ambient music is in many ways often a spiritual journey. If the listener permits themselves to, they can be carried away from reality, brought deep into their own thoughts. We attempt to instil a feeling of serenity in order to open minds, and in so doing, allow the possibility for introspection and self-discovery to take place.