Welkin

   


This Is Your Blood
All Over Me



Welkin's double-album 2010 release; welkin's 3rd record

This Is Your Blood All Over Me, the title of welkin's 3rd record--a double-album epic opus steeped in the wilderness--evokes provocative images and importantly hints at the experiential process Geoff Birch uses to write welkin songs. Retreating to the backwoods of British Columbia and getting away from the city has certainly given Birch a richer connection with the wonders of the natural elements and you can really feel it grow out at you through the music. In the aptly named song Pride From The City Pried From My Heart, the trapdoor is flung wide open and you are let in on this mystical rite:

"So I went out one night
Guitar in my hand
Feeling a song welling up in me
And I laid it down at the feet of the stars
In mountain arms I sang it loud
In the eagleís cathedral
The bats in the belfry
The bear's baritone
The blue grouse beats on the kettle drum
So I headed for home free and alive"

Produced by Jonathan Anderson and Geoff Birch, This Is Your Blood All Over Me was recorded and mixed in just 12 days. As a result of this intense focus, the album contains sonically brilliant broad brush strokes and has no shortage of bold shoot-from-the-hip moments. The collision of hundreds of days of artistic refinement in the wilderness with less than two weeks of studio time is part of this 83-minute recordís magic and charm.


Download the entire This Is Your Blood All Over Me album in MP3 format (Zipped)

Do you want to contribute for the album download? Feel free to donate any amount to welkin to help fund their next record using the link below

Tracks
 
SIDE ONE
1. The Record And The Picture
2. A Trapdoor In The Sky
3. Raven Falls
4. I'm Gonna Do Right By You
5. Yellow Moon And Crystal Sky
6. Cliffs (Part Two)
SIDE TWO
1. The Love Of Most Has Grown Cold
2. Pride From The City Pried From My Heart
3. Little Claire
4. Seasons In The Wilds
5. Smoke And Mirrors
6. This Is Your Blood All Over Me

Strangers & Exiles



Welkin's full-length Sophomore Record -2005

Strangers & Exiles was released by Fontana North/Universal and is in major record stores across Canada

"Not a sound has been overlooked, and nothing is misplaced on Strangers & Exiles. The complexity of the arrangements is oft times awe-inspiring and mind-boggling, and just grows more so with each listen. Full of surreal imagery, the folding repetition of lyrics adds to the pulsing, melting, and swirling beauty of the beast, for Strangers & Exiles is a living and breathing thing. Welkin are polar opposites of The Mars Volta, yet the closest kin at the same time - a backwards statement that makes sense in the far-off universe that both bands exist in. Both will give fantastic visions, and both will give weird tripped out dreams should a person fall asleep to the otherworldly sounds of their music. Chalk it up to personal experience."

- Jaclyn Arndt
SOULSHINE, Toronto - 2005

Download the entire Strangers And Exiles album in MP3 format (Zipped)

Do you want to contribute for the album download? Feel free to donate any amount to welkin to help fund their next record using the link below

Tracks
 
1. Strangers & Exiles
2. Cliffs Part One
3. The One Great Night
4. Howling Wind
5. Veins (You're So Beautiful You're In My...)
6. Beautiful One
7. Small
8. Fools
9. Psalm of Pearls
10. Horses Heaving Under These Silver Stars
11. Sunshine Valley
12. Autumn Hymn / Dear Death

No Ordinary Elephant



Welkin's Debut Record - 2002

"...Welkin takes its art seriously. Every song here shows incredible depth...Birch has the same high, keening voice that's made Thom Yorke and Neil Young two of rock 'n' roll's most unlikely superstars, and the songs he writes seem made for gazing at distant universes from splintered country porches."

- The Georgia Straight, Vancouver

Download the entire No Ordinary Elephant album in MP3 format (Zipped)

Do you want to contribute for the album download? Feel free to donate any amount to welkin to help fund their next record using the link below

Tracks
 
1. A Dream
2. Fugitive
3. No Ordinary Elephant
4. Montana
5. Fading
6. Photograph
7. Flying
8. Winds of Winter
9. The Prophet
10. Winter Hills

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