The Album follows on from the wonderful collaboration between Peter Yates and Jo Beth Young on the 'Splinters' EP. Peter Yates best remembered for his tenure as guitarist for goth/rock act 'Fields of the Nephilim of course'.
“David Gray once wrote a line that has stuck with me - “and when we meet again, we will be strangers”. That, in a nutshell, is the idea behind this album. This album traverses the challenge of the personal ‘abyss’ and the emergence from the bleakness of loss and separation. This gives way to hope, wisdom and the taking of responsibility.
Each location adds another layer of meaning and context to the stories within each song. I wanted these songs to be a conversation with the land, the place, the history that I was in at the time but it is intertwined with some of my own intense personal experiences.” : RISE
“It's unbleached of humanness, with the sounds of life discernible in the background. A cello bows hit the mic, piano pedals and stools creak, a dog barks. For me, this reflects the intimacy and 'realness' of each song.” : RISE
"Make no mistake this is probably the first time ever the following could describe an album's (STRANGERS) production!" pp:
"Improvised pianos echo within a Medieval farmhouse whilst ethereal vocals meander across the craggy stone landscape of rural Ireland - their atmosphere highlighted by prog-goth guitars, sweeping strings and rousing percussion."