Winterwood are a husband & wife duo based in New Zealand. They make music drawing on their diverse musical backgrounds in classical violin, opera, & sound experimentation to create a unique blend of acoustic atmospheric folk, soundscapes, & epic long-form drone pieces. Wielding a combination of cinematic string arrangements, vocals, percussion, and layers of atmospheric acoustic and electric guitars.
Exploratory Guitar by Winterwood, Bandcamp, 2022 on #neuguitars #blog #ambient #drones
What is Exploratory Guitar?
Exploratory guitar is a form of musical meditation. A commitment to non-commitment.
Zac first picked up the guitar at age 12, and other than his familial relationships, the electric guitar has been the longest companion in his life. Seeing him through all of the various colours of existence.
Exploratory guitar is a recurring methodology. A means to feel musically active during times of feeling creatively blocked, and adrift. To find a way in the moment to reconnect to what you loved about learning to play music in the first place.
The process is simple: Randomly pick up the guitar, record the session, and play for as long or as short as you feel. Surrender to simply being with the instrument, and connecting with it. There are no ideas or preconceptions. Only the capturing of that place in time.
Gibson SG Classic Faded Worn Cherry
MXR M68 Uni Vibe
Mooer Black Secret
Strauss SRT-15 Amplifier
Rode NT3 Microphone
released February 23, 2022
Played and recorded by Zac Winterwood
Mastered by Paul Saarnak
Cover painting by Bart O’Reilly