The range of musical genres across Dumfries and Galloway is undoubtedly pretty diverse – we could give even the big cities a run for their money. That said, it’s still really exciting when different genres come together to create something new, and this is the case with brand new ambient indie rock act, Frozen Shores.
Some of you will already be familiar with the man behind it. Ruari Barber-Fleming is best known locally as the guitarist of Gracefell (and is also an excellent up-and-coming photographer). Frozen Shores is his new musical project and it is very different not only in terms of sound, but also in the amount of creative independence he has over it.
In just a few weeks time – the 1st of August, to be exact – he will release the debut album from Frozen Shores which will be named ‘Transitions’ and will be available on iTunes and Spotify.
We had a wee chat with Ruari to find out more about this new adventure…
“Frozen Shores is a project in which I have full creative control over. I wanted to see if I could produce full songs and arrangements by myself and this album is what I’ve come up with. It’s a lot of guitar and vocal layering with simple drum beats and basslines behind it. I recorded it in various locations using my laptop, an interface and a Shure SM57 microphone. I wanted to prove to myself that it was possible to record an album this way, and hope you all enjoy it!”
We can’t wait to see how things develop!