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Narrow House (ambient funeral doom) - "A Key to Panngrieb"

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Jun 7, 2012 8:18 AM ET #1 (permalink)

Hi, guys.

I would like to let you know that this summer Solitude Productions (http://solitude-prod.com/) will release the first album of my ambient funeral doom band Narrow House called "A Key to Panngrieb":


You can visit the official web site of the band at http://narrowhouse.net/ and spread the word by sharing via social media buttons. Thanks!

Jun 11, 2012 10:17 AM ET #2 (permalink)

The album will be out on the 20th of August.

Jun 14, 2012 9:45 AM ET #3 (permalink)

You can check out the full version of the song featured in the video here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/85355110/Narrow_House_-_Poslednee_Pristanishe.mp3

Jun 18, 2012 9:19 AM ET #4 (permalink)

I would like to notice that one of the tracks we're putting on the album is actually a cover of Esoteric "Beneath This Face" song. We have added cello, keys and translated lyrics into Russian. It might be this is the only cover of Esoteric ever performed.

Jun 22, 2012 5:44 AM ET #5 (permalink)

Here's the album cover art:


Jul 20, 2012 9:03 AM ET #6 (permalink)

The album will be out in 30 days!

Aug 9, 2012 6:39 AM ET #7 (permalink)

Just 10 days! We have already received some cds from the label:


Aug 13, 2012 8:36 AM ET #8 (permalink)

So, apparently our album can be preordered now: http://www.solitudestore.com/en/blog/128/
The direct order link is here: http://www.solitudestore.com/en/product/narrow-house-2012-a-key-to-panngrieb/

Aug 20, 2012 9:43 AM ET #9 (permalink)

Today is the official release of our album. You can check promos for all the songs at the official Solitude Productions blog: http://solitude-prod.com/blog/lang/eng/2012/08/sp-064-12-narrow-house-a-key-to-panngrieb/

To buy the album click here: http://www.solitudestore.com/en/product/narrow-house-2012-a-key-to-panngrieb/
Digital version is also available: http://narrowhouse.bandcamp.com/album/a-key-to-panngrieb

PS. we have also launched our web site in full scale. It's in Russian but you can use the Google Translate plugin which is present on all the pages to get the general idea :). Here it is: http://narrowhouse.net/

Aug 21, 2012 6:22 AM ET #10 (permalink)

Due to our album release I'm very pleased to present you a video for the first song from the "A Key to Panngrieb" - Poslednee Pristanishe:


Aug 22, 2012 6:09 AM ET #11 (permalink)

Yeah, btw, we have a Twitter account - https://twitter.com/NarrowHouseUkr . Most of the blah-blahs are in Russian but the important bits of news are always dubbed in English.

Aug 23, 2012 7:05 AM ET #12 (permalink)

I've translated the lyrics for the promo song to English if someone is interested. Just hoping I have chosen the right words so the text doesn't sound silly for native English speaking people.

Last Retreat

Your sight is smoldering mutely on dead wastes, and
Through the veil of gray hair you see no familiar shapes.
The silent waiting of her demented eyes is all that’s left,
It doesn’t age and by the ashes of past years is kept

The sand has captured time in crystal orb, and
Doom has measured off your life with a short rope.
Your burden in two pairs of narrow walls will freeze,
When an ax will touch your neck with its sharp teeth.

Aug 27, 2012 9:32 AM ET #13 (permalink)

So, the first review has emerged! This one is form a Canadian website Puregrainaudio. Here is a bit:

"Low and rumbling with snarled vocals and depressive undertones, the music is not for the faint of heart. However like all good doom, despite the gloom there is still plenty of beauty to be found in the album"

They got a bit confused about our style though. The full text can be found here: http://puregrainaudio.com/reviews/narrow-house-a-key-to-panngrieb

Aug 28, 2012 7:10 AM ET #14 (permalink)

Yeah, btw, if someone here is feeling like reviewing our first album - drop us a line at narrow.house.ukr[at]gmail.com (just replace [at] with @).

Sep 4, 2012 6:01 AM ET #15 (permalink)

Another review has arrived. This time from "Two Guys Metal Reviews", and it's more detailed than the previous one. Here is a bit:

"Narrow House is one of those bands that blows your mind, a band that has a powerful and twisted sound. A sound that is beautifully crafted, with quasi-perfect production, amazing lyrics and stellar musicianship. These arrangements are incredible and can not be put in to so little space as I have today"

I am not sure we deserve all that praise but this guy is totally right when talking that funeral doom will not make us popular :D. The full text can be found here: http://twoguysmetalreviews.blogspot.fr/2012/09/narrow-house.html

Sep 11, 2012 6:49 AM ET #16 (permalink)

Ok, here's a fragment from a fresh review from the website called "From The Dust Returned":

"Though Ukrainians Narrow House hail from a tradition of soul leeching, somber funeral doom, the sound they've adopted for their debut A Key to Panngrieb is actually far brighter, more atmospheric, and their wise incorporation of instruments like a cello and synthesizers helps give this music a far larger breadth than if they had merely trudged along with the same lifeless, disaffected lurch as so many others in this niche."

Full text can be found here: http://autothrall.blogspot.com/2012/09/narrow-house-key-to-panngrieb-2012.html. The most detailed review by now.

Sep 17, 2012 6:14 AM ET #17 (permalink)

A few words from German people at Metal.de about "A Key to Panngrieb":

"This band manages to capture the bleakness and drabness of an autumnal mist skillfully in their latest work, "A Key To Panngrieb". [...] The perfect soundtrack for the upcoming cold season."

Although the review is written purely in Deutsch, Google Translate shows pretty good results in translating it to English (much better comparing to Russian version). Click here to check out the full googletranslated version: http://translate.google.ru/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.metal.de%2Fdoom-metal%2Freview%2Fnarrow-house%2F51193-a-key-to-panngrieb%2F

Sep 19, 2012 5:26 AM ET #18 (permalink)

Ha-ha, I actually realized that most of the native English-speaking crowd doesn't dig the name of our band. But no fear, Metal Storm had cleared this out for wide audience in their last review of our album.

"A Key To Pangriebb is really well crafted, from song arrangements to sound. Narrow House almost effortlessly succeed in conveying the wide ranges of doom, from fragile beauty to crushing loss to abject horror".

The full version can be found here: http://metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=11172

Sep 24, 2012 6:12 AM ET #19 (permalink)

Mortem Zine (Czech Republic) has something to say about "A Key to Panngrieb" too:
"I’m not entirely sure whether I’ll often return to the gloomy Panngrieb or not, but I’m sure this magical journey is worth a try. However, I’m pretty sure that NARROW HOUSE’s next visits to the murky underground are very promising and something to look forward to".
The full version (http://www.mortemzine.net/show.php?id=3364) of review is in their native language and Google Translate handles it pretty badly, so I guess I will translate it to Russian first.

Sep 25, 2012 7:33 AM ET #20 (permalink)

French people from Kaosguards on "A Key to Panngrieb":

"ESOTERIC child (which also contains a title, "Beneath This Face" convincingly), this group practice a Funeral Doom very distinct in its statement, totally desperate, requiring slow and devoid of compromise. NARROW HOUSE is not intended to upset the rules fairly limited in this sub-genre: ultra slow tempo, towering riffs, mammoth and rhythmic throat singing".

Not a big review though. Full version is here http://www.kaosguards.com/content/view/7023/1/, French language inside.

Sep 26, 2012 8:36 AM ET #21 (permalink)

Good news for American people around here. Our album will be available through Hypnotic Dirge Records distribution shop soon (http://www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com/sp-releases.php). This mean that you will be able to order CD from North America and not Russia.

Sep 27, 2012 6:35 AM ET #22 (permalink)

The country of Netherlands represented by "Brutalism" web zine had an emotional breakdown during the listening of our album:

"The fourth and final track on this release, 'Behind the Mask This' is a great finale. By this point in the CD, I had broken down into tears twice because it was such an emotional roller coaster of sound."

Read the full version here http://www.brutalism.com/content/narrow-house-a-key-to-panngrieb . Thank god they don't use Dutch to write their reviews.

Oct 1, 2012 9:14 AM ET #23 (permalink)

Meanwhile, we've got some words from UK website [i]"Ave Noctum"[/i]:

"On their own terms, Narrow House are the most accomplished new funeral doom band that I have heard in some time: They use the cello and keyboards beautifully to ease the flow from chord to chord in the riff, and the vocals have a fine tone to them"

Full version can be found here: http://www.avenoctum.com/2012/09/narrow-house-a-key-to-panngrieb-solitude-productions/

Oct 2, 2012 6:49 AM ET #24 (permalink)

Another review from Netherlands has emerged. This time we have a word from the [i]"Lords of Metal"[/i] e-zine:

"Solitude Productions once again crosses our path with a mighty fine funeral doom album, this time from Ukraine. When looking at the cover of Narrow House’s ‘A Key To Panngrieb’ I am sure funeral doom is not something that will spring to mind. Pure funeral doom is really isn’t. It’s more psychedelic funeral doom such as we know it from bands such as Esoteric and Faal and in the quieter almost ambient passages of Shape Of Despair"

Full version can be found here: http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/showreview.php?id=22888&lang=en#

Oct 3, 2012 5:57 AM ET #25 (permalink)

Our album is finally available through Hypnotic Dirge Records distribution shop. So if you happen to live in North America and would like to purchase our album - this is the best option you have. Click here for more details http://www.hypnoticdirgerecords.com/sp064.php

(This post was last edited on October 8, 2012 at 6:13 AM ET.)

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