"The depth of loneliness, the architectural grandness, and the sheer emotional power of this record make it something rare."
-Natalie Zina Walschots, Exclaim Magazine 9/10
"The best Toronto albums of 2013 were gritty and gothic—the noisy, restless, and haunting records that unsettled instead of soothed most captured our attention"
-Natalie Zina Walschots, Torontoist (Top 10 releases by Toronto bands)
“Northumbria’s own layered, experimental approach to dark ambient music holds up nicely in new contexts, as recent remix project All Days Begin as Night illustrates. Here, the opening title song, a new original, gives way to a range of impressive reinterpretations as artists Aidan Baker, Witxes, Famine, Theologian and Cory Strand deftly reimagine tracks from Northumbria’s debut album.”
-Denise Benson, The Grid Toronto (Ones to Watch 12/13)
“...All Days Begin As Night is a fantastic piece of work, where the combinations of bruising drone and audio delirium make for superb dives into the fathomless depths of avant-metal and electronic chaos.”
-Craig Hayes, Metalbandcamp
“...they produce a well-crafted sound that has roots in ambient, drone, shoegaze and metal music. They take elements from each one of these music genres and blend them magically to deliver a sound that is quite unique.”
-Daniele Patrizi, Echoes and Dust
"This follow up to 'The Silver Forest' is absolutely on par with that excellent cut. More beautiful drone to contemplate to, maybe more dark in stature this time around, but no less absorbing. I'm starting to learn that you don't ever actually listen to Northumbria. You experience them."
-Matt Fitton, The Sludgelord
"Northumbria contributes a lone original to the release, but it's a good one, with “All Days Begin as Night” offering a haunting representation of the duo's carefully sculpted dronescaping. Wielding nothing else but amplified guitar and bass and recording live, the one-time Holoscene members serve up a scarred dystopia of guitar moan and bass throb for eight ultra-brooding minutes."
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released 31 October 2013
The Sanguine Moon (Lux Lunae) remixed by THEOLOGIAN
Threnody remixed by FAMINE
Black Sea of Trees remixed by WITXES
Lux Lunae remixed by AIDAN BAKER
The Eternal Murk (All Days Begin as Night) remixed by CORY STRAND