'Wintergreen' was recorded in Shetland, a cluster of islands in the North Sea, along with musicians Alice Allen and Grant Anderson. Meandering subtly throughout the whole project is a nuanced and continuous field recording of Shetland created by Sturgeon, ensuring that the sights and sounds of this archipelago are able to find a unique home in the ears of each listener who explores this EP.
Released on Hudson Records on 3rd November, 'Wintergreen' is a collaborative collection of 6 songs written by Sturgeon with Alice Allen, Grant Anderson and Lynn MacFarland, featuring an adaptation of Isobel Wylie Hutchinson's poem 'Song for Pyrola uniflora' and a rework of 'Frost and Snow' from Sturgeon's 2020 album, 'The Living Mountain'.
'Wintergreen' is a hypnotic musical journey. Each of the six songs offer something dynamically distinct, whether it is the choice of instrumentation or lyricism. What unequivocally joins them together is Sturgeon’s strength to create an intimate and concentrated musical shared space which is without geographical borders.
An exclusive, limited edition mauve re-pressing of Sturgeon’s 2020 album, 'The Living Mountain' is also available on 3rd November.