by Mark Wardale

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Byrja 01:25
Cascade 03:09
Neon 03:34
Prelude 02:20
Close 03:16
Orion 04:02
Pebbles 04:27
Óreiða 02:54
Nova 07:20
Þægindi 04:50
Sails 05:38


“Close,” by Mark Wardale (aka Rowboat) carries us on a dramatic journey overseeing a frozen paradise.
With the first track, “Byrja,” we begin by taking our first careful steps upon stairs of piano keys, then climb violin strings to board our horned ship of brass.
While riding the skies upon, “Veðráttufarsríma,” we hear our guide sing the lost story of our vessel in a voice both clear and waning.
We descend to the shores where the stoic tides are interrupted by, “Pebbles,” and surrender to the entropy of, “Óreiða.”
Our voyage ends with us wrapped in the gentle, “Sails,” that just moments before harnessed the full force of the arctic wind.
The musical craft that is the album, “Close,” gives us the perfect vantage point from which to view this world of clashing extremes and hushed tranquility. We experience swimming up waterfalls and climb mountains made of water. We build sandcastles of ash and study the light of prisms through the dark.
Wardale has crafted a narrative score that, like the voices of the unseen elves, charms and bewitches the listener and leads her to a magical world of chill beauty.


released November 9, 2018

This album was written & recorded in Yorkshire, UK at Four
Pillar Music ℗©
Recorded Between March 2017 and July 2017
Bottle Imp Productions 2018
All Rights Reserved

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to my family for all
of your support, tolerance and patience. You are my world.

Additional credits:
Art by Joshua McAllister
Vocals on ‘Veðráttufarsríma’ performed by Parmes Sigurjónsson
Additional Thanks to Rósa Þorsteinsdóttir, Ísmús, Dan and Will.




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