Autumn Tears has been firmly rooted in the Darkwave / Neoclassical scene since it’s inception in 1995. After 7 releases and nearly 20,000 CDs sold, they are back after 10 years of silence with their new 2018 CD EP “The Origin of Sleep“, featuring a full string and horn section, woodwinds, harp and orchestral percussion.
“The Origin of Sleep” Features the amazing vocal talents of Irish singer / songwriter / harpist Brona McVittie, as well as original Autumn Tears woodwind player Terran Olson (maudlin of the Well). Among the many talented musicians featured are French horn player John Clark, who has performed with Joni Mitchell, Sting, Luther Vandross and a slew of others, as well as harpist Tom Moth from Florence and the Machine and veteran Autumn Tears vocalist Jennifer LeeAnna.
Mastered by Peter Bjärgö from Arcana (Swe) at his Erebus Odora studio. Cover artwork by Kishor Haulenbeek. The five songs on this EP are exclusive to this release and will not appear on our upcoming full length album in 2018.
Sound samples and CD / digital download pre-orders available on their bandcamp page .
Composition, arrangements, lyrics, piano: Ted Tringo
Lead and backing vocals, vocal arrangements: Brona McVittie
Lead Violin and string arrangements: Brian Schmidt
Lead Violin and string arrangements: Julian Spiro
Backing vocals: Jennifer LeeAnna
Cello: Molly Leigh Jones
Flute, Clarinet: Terran Olson
French Horn: John Clark
Trumpet: Chad Bell
Trombone: Petar Milanovic
Classical Harp: Tom Moth
Snare drums: George Ball
Orchestral Percussion: Anubis
Orchestral composition and arrangements on “Chasing The Void“: Joshua Empyre
Solo Violin on “Chasing The Void”: Gustavo Eiriz
Solo Viola on “Chasing The Void”: Nicolaj Møller Nielsen
Flute on The “Ghost Beside Me“: Marybeth Kern
Viola on “Shaping A Fragile Utopia“: Kelly Ralston
Cello on “Shaping A Fragile Utopia”: Luke Payne
Cover Artwork: Kishor Haulenbeek
Mastered by Peter Bjärgö at Erebus Odora studio.