Paysage d'Hiver

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Paysage d'Hiver
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Official logo
Background information
Origin Schwarzenburg,[1] Switzerland
Genres Ambient black metal
Years active 1997 - present
Labels Kunsthall Produktionen
Associated acts Darkspace
Website kunsthall.ch/e_paysagedhiver.html
Members Wintherr

Paysage d'Hiver is a one-man ambient black metal[2][3][4] band from Schwarzenburg,[5] Canton of Berne, Switzerland. Formed in 1997, the sole member is Wintherr, an alias of Tobias Möckl, who also plays with Darkspace as Wroth. "Paysage d'Hiver" is French, meaning "landscape of winter"; indeed, their songs' lyrics address primarily winter, darkness, and out of body experiences.[6] Wintherr has cited the Burzum albums Hvis lyset tar oss and Filosofem, among others, as an inspiration for his music.[7] All of Paysage d’Hiver’s own material is released through Kunsthall Produktionen, a label Wintherr runs together with Nimosh of the band Nordlicht.

As described on the Kunsthall website, all of the band's releases are connected, in that they tell different pieces of a story describing a realm known as "Paysage d'Hiver", from which the band takes its name.[8]

Discography[edit]

All of Paysage d'Hiver's releases are classified by the band as demos. All releases after the Steineiche CD-R were originally exclusively released on cassette and limited to 200 copies each, but were later re-released on CD in unlimited quantities. Schattengang, Die Festung and Paysage d'Hiver have also been released on vinyl, each limited to 300 copies.[9] On the highly limited nature of the cassette and vinyl releases, Wintherr stated he considers them to be "collector's items," with the CD versions making it easier for wider audiences to hear the music.[10]

Demos[edit]

  • Die Festung (1998)
  • Steineiche (1998)
  • Schattengang (1998)
  • Kerker (1999)
  • Paysage d’Hiver (1999)
  • Kristall & Isa (2000)
  • Winterkälte (2001)
  • Nacht (2004)
  • Einsamkeit (2007)
  • Das Tor (2013)

Splits[edit]

  • Schnee/Das Winterreich (2003), split with Vinterriket
  • Paysage d’Hiver/Lunar Aurora (2004), split with Lunar Aurora
  • Paysage d’Hiver/Nordlicht (TBA)

Compilation Appearances[edit]

  • "Schnee" on Wurzelgeister (Ketzer Records, 2002)
  • "Gletschertor" on D.S.T. - Deutsche Schwarze Tonträgerkunst (Westwall Produktion, 2002)
  • "Gletschertor" (tonally improved version) on Schneesturm (Black Metal Mafia, 2003)

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