By Amanda Nordqvist
With flirtatious rhythms and expressive strings, Rotterdam-based trio Winterdagen has invited their listeners to a sneak peek into what is to come – their EP Grenzeloze Rotterdammers is made up of two pieces, and comes with a hopeful promise of a debut record to come in 2017.
Released via 1631 Recordings, the two pieces of the EP were written for a documentary series, and the minimalistic patterns of the pieces allow for an intriguing build-up with melodies that at times sound delicately medieval. The tracks are phenomenally ambivalent, always balancing between forlorn and oddly cheerful, and incorporate sounds that remind me of the works of Oskar Schuster and Nils Frahm.
Offering just enough to make me itch for more, I can confidently state that this EP is the perfect teaser for what’s to come, and I am thrilled to see what Winterdagen will have in store for 2017.