Whistle Peak, "Half Asleep Upon Echo Falls"
Whistle Peak is pop music in disguise and experimentation at its core. It is music that takes you on a journey of the imagination, inhabiting fantastical lands while drawing from life experience.
It is the particular phrased in the universal. It is children’s stories told by grown men. The music is upbeat and hypnotic, pulling you closer with each listen and surprising you with small amulets layered beneath continuous melody.
Whistle Peak’s style combines folk and electronic music, blending synthetic and acoustic instrumentation with songs of love and loss, joy and darkness. Not to say these boys are downers, rather their songs are quite optimistic and redemptive, bringing a small smile to man, woman and child alike.
Chill out, strap on some ear muffs and enter a world where nature rules and men and women are entranced in dream-filled slumber.
"Half Asleep Upon Echo Falls" isn’t the flashy album you hear once and run off to tell all your friends about. It’s an album focused on controlled drifting, never giving into explosive moments just to grab your attention. Sonically, Whistle Peak knows the exact pace they want to travel at. It may be a slow journey for some, but the scenery created by the songwriting is spectacular, and worth slowing down for. —We Listen For You
They sound like little children discovering toys in their grandparents’ basement, a place where miniature Casio keyboards sit next to antique washboards and pieces of stray china. Throw in a toy piano, a tuba, some clever lyrics and some dogs barking in the distance and you have New Folk with a sense of humor. — Michael Verity
It’s rare a submission lands with such a satisfying fuzz. — Counterfeit Culture UK
Whistle Peak’s very subtle folk experiments connect nicely, fashioning aural comfort food and pleasantry. —No Ripcord