It was in the snowy, icy winter of 2010 when Katrine Ottosen, the creative force behind the artist name, went to the Catskill Mountains north of New York City. Here just outside the town of Woodstock she teamed up with notable local-based musicians Joe Magistro (Prophet Omega) and Sara Lee (Gang Of Four, B52's). They filled a car with old keyboards and amps and drove off to Applehead Studios. A beautiful wooden barn-turned-studio surrounded by grand nature and packed with precious recording gear, making it the perfect setting for capturing the songs for the anticipated, next album.
Ein Setting perfect to record a „real“ Album, live , intuitive, organic, direct, „Oldfashioned“ in the best sense of the word. “I felt when embarking on recording this album that in this absorbing, crazy digital age, sometimes we need to taking the music back where it lives in the room first instead of constructing inside a plastic box” , Kat says.
And you can hear that this is what gives „Wtrtb“ a total own musical Identity, one is touched by this voice and absorbed by those melodies that get you right away. From the almost translucend opener “Somewhere”, over the hauting chords of the titlesong, let alone the the intense grabbing “Glass Walls”. “The Haze” airy and full of light changes into the pacey groovy retro chords with “Heat Full of Soul”, the dramatic deep yet wonderful melancholic never pathetic “Broken House” / ”Going Home” and is rounded up by the norsk organic feel of „Dead of Winter“ or „Black Ink.