- In the Garden
- Green Velvet
- Let Go
- Spiral Back
- Dans le Jardin
After a three year recording break, The Shroud are back with a new release destined to be a classic. In the Garden marks a wonderful evolution since the Shroud’s previous work. The new sound pulses with uptempo love songs and plush, trippy dance beats. The Shroud’s music “is simultaneously accessible and mysterious, like familiar surroundings suddenly darkened in a candle-lit power outage,” says Amazon.co.uk. Though well-crafted and produced to a high sheen, it’s also still edgy and passionate. Lydia Fortner’s vocals cascade through melancholic guitar lines, giving way to enticingly teasing keyboard riffs in the chorus. Elsewhere, the arpeggiated guitar work and organic atmospherics create a rich 4AD sound, updated for the new century.
5 Star Review in Outburn Magazine: “The Shroud takes a slightly different direction on this new album, combining elements of ethereal, electronica, and industrial with their characteristic gothic rock sound. The results are gorgeous… The Shroud offers to their listeners new inspiration and creativity on In the Garden which will not alienate the audience, but rather it will pull them into their fantastic, beautiful, changing world of music.”
Part of a review from Starvox.net: “I think it would be safe to say that this album is a logical step forward for the band. Seemingly more conscious and familiar song structure, The Shroud transcend the Gothic label but without overtly betraying their roots. They show how easily the very best and moving elements of this music can appeal to more than just an audience of black clad misanthropes.”