‘AWSS’ (Autumn.Winter.Spring.Summer) is a collaboration between OP3 & RUNES (Manchester, UK) that features vocals for the very first time. Minimalistic piano themes, a beautifully haunting string quartet and some well structured electronics became the perfect basis for some deep, heartfelt and ethereal at times vocals by the amazing RUNES. With Op3 mainly focusing on composing the music, RUNES took over the lyrics and made the tracks come to life by delicately using vocals, voices and poetry. The concept of ‘AWSS’ takes the listener to a journey as the passing of the season occurs through a story of love, pain, loss and recovery. Five songs, one year, one story, many voices.
This album is gold that has been compressed, evaporated, imbued with pure emotion, and then fed into our ears. Allow yourself to be consumed by the endless layers on this journey through the soundscape. jmeth