"I wanted to create a more tangible human element in this selection, hence a fairly heavy use of vocal tracks over instrumentals - not to suggest these are void of real feeling and are instead merely textural, it just seemed like a fine idea to include more 'songs', more organic and less processed sounds and some sonically complimentary passages to link them.
There is definitely something wintry about many of these tracks and therefore the image used - to me at least. There also is a feeling of nostalgia to some and indeed they have come to me at numerous points over the last decade, so it's nice to put them together. This is especially enjoyable when such different music worlds are touched upon, like the DIY ambient underground circles of Spheruleus, classic follk from Van Morrison and avant-rock melacholy of Oxbow and Martin Grech - decorated with elements of jazz, classical instrumentation and an overall emotionally rousing atmosphere." - Ekca Liena