Really Early, Really Late.

In case you wondered why we’ve announced our new album everywhere but here then it’s just for the prosaic reason that I got locked out of the account. Not sure if anyone reads websites now but just in case they do here is a link to pre-order our new record.

In the intervening week we’ve sold out of the GOLD vinyl completely and have sold out at Bandcamp of the CD. This leaves you with a choice of CLEAR 2LP (in gatefold sleeve bundled with the CD) or special cassette edition courtesy of out friends at Rusted Rail. You could also choose not to buy it but we wouldn’t recommend that.

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Really Early, Really Late (single)

A starter if you will before the massive main course

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Really Early, Really Late

On its way and due March/April 2023. Please contain yourselves.

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My Greatest Friend

…and so we wait for Really Early, Really Late which is going to be really late indeed -maybe April or May of 2023. There should be a single January or February 2023. The A side is nine minutes long, the B side is not on the forthcoming album. It will be digital only.

A new Great Panoptique Winter (myself and Jason Sweeney) album has just been completed!

In the meantime here’s another demo from what will be our next project… way, way down the line……

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2022 update

The Declining Winter ‘Mother’s Son’ demo 


There’s nothing like a death in the family to throw you out of whack. If anyone was waiting for us to do anything at all in 2022 then it’s worth me writing this note to explain the total and utter silence.

My mother Jean passed away in April. She had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in August 2021. However long we had to get used to the idea didn’t help temper the absolute shock and devastation of when it actually happens. Nothing means a whole lot to me right now, music somewhere at the bottom of my list of important things.

As the months go by I slowly return to bits and bats of music if only for therapeutic reasons. Our latest album ‘Really Early, Really Late’ was 98% finished at the turn of the year and this has now been mastered and sent for pressing with a provisional release date of March 2023. CD and double vinyl on Home Assembly, tape on Rusted Rail. We’re going all out. And if I can get it together then we may try to do some shows. 

Other things in the pipeline…

A further The Declining Winter EP of very very sad songs…in collaboration with Sarah Kemp (Brave Timbers).

A Western Edges tape made in collaboration with Glen Shipley.

Two further Hood represses.

Anyway a cheery note for you. Thanks for patience and support. 

Richard / The Declining Winter

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