Released 1st December 2016 on 1631 Recordings.
"December introduces us to the harsh Nordic winter with mellow tunes and smooth watercolors. Over five tracks, the artists craft a melodic journey from tranquility to vitality, and create hope for a new spring." Piano & Coffee Co
"One of the most recent recordings on our list, Gareth Broke’s December is the second installment of a seasonal series that began with the September EP and will continue to expand in the new year. Like its predecessor, the new EP is piano-based, and conjures images of safe white fields. But the addition of field recordings, most apparent on 'We walk', and orchestral elements, evident throughout 'The empty church', make this a much fuller recording. The sounds of footsteps and passing traffic allow the listener to make a visceral connection to the subject matter: the approach of the coldest season. By implying an outer cold and an inner warmth, Broke wraps the season in a tidy bow. Winter is coming, yet we need not be afraid. Extra points to Anna Salzmann for the lovely watercolor art." The Year's Best Winter Music - A Closer Listen.
Artwork by Anna Salzmann.