PopMatters Exclusive Album Stream of Gwyneth Moreland's Ceilings, Floors, and Open Doors
"A singer/songwriter LP with the warmth and intimacy of a small house show." —Brice Ezell - PopMatters
Without delay, the warm, full timbre of Gwyneth Moreland’s voice over subtle acoustics will embrace you like a much-needed hug. Moreland along with David Hayes (of Van Morrison band) on upright bass possess simplicity in their recording that gives the forthcoming album, Ceilings, Floors, and Open Doors out November 18, a very real feel that’s both earthy and fluid. With qualities reminiscent of sixties folk storytellers the album offers minimal string plucks, creaks of the floor, and lo-fi fuzz. It’s honest and humble.
Check out the full album stream on PopMatters, and download Ceilings, Floors, and Open Doors through Digital Servicing.
“Slaughterhouse Gulch” explains the scene of her songwriting for the album in the town she grew up in and draws parallels between cyclical nature of the environment and her creativity. “Little Black Flies” is an account of Moreland’s travels and losing a loved one to distance. You can hear more mountains and less ocean on this track, the instrumentation is simple yet full with just guitar and bass trading glimpses of emotion. The foggy damp bass line and slow churning acoustic strums of “Pine Box Sailor” is about an end result, not just of the album, but of a journey that has brought Moreland through countless pubs, bars and coffee shops.
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