The Eden House
|The Eden House|
|Genres||Gothic rock, Psychedelic, Ethereal wave|
|Associated acts||Fields of the Nephilim, This Burning Effigy, Adoration, Rubicon, Faith and the Muse, All About Eve, Nefilim, NFD, Last Rites, The Mission|
The Eden House is a collaborative musical project, initiated by Stephen Carey (formerly of This Burning Effigy and Adoration) and involving a collection of guest musicians and vocalists; later joined by Tony Pettitt (formerly of Fields of the Nephilim and Rubicon).
Their debut album Smoke & Mirrors was released in April 2009 in the United States and Europe, and May in the United Kingdom. Vocals were provided by Monica Richards, Evi Vine, Amandine Ferrari and Julianne Regan.
Other contributors include violinist Bob Loveday, who had previously worked with Penguin Café Orchestra and Van Morrison as well as being a member of Bob Geldof’s band; former Fields of The Nephilim members Peter Yates, Nod Wright and Paul Wright; and drummers Simon Rippin (previously with Nefilim and NFD) and Bob Irwin (who has also worked with Johnny Cash and Van Morrison).
The Eden House toured in 2009 and 2010, with Ferrari, Richards and Vine sharing vocals. Festival performances included a headline slot at the Whitby Gothic Weekend and an appearance at Germany's Wave-Gotik-Treffen.
The band's second release, The Looking Glass, featured five cover versions and was released in February 2010: it included guest vocals by Tallulah Rendall. Pink Floyd's Grammy-nominated sound engineer Andy Jackson, who mastered the first album and had previously worked with Fields of the Nephilim, also joined the line-up on guitar. A special two-disc edition, comprising a DVD recording of nine songs performed live in addition to the CD of cover versions, was also released.
In 2013 the album Half Life was released. it saw the introduction of Laura Bennett and Jordan Reyne, both as vocalists to the live lineup and as songwriting contributors to the new album, alongside album vocalists Lee Douglas (Anathema), Meghan-Noel Pettitt, Queenie Moy and Phoenix J. The album also featured guest guitarists Simon Hinkler and Phil Manzanera.
The band's third full length album, Songs for the Broken Ones, was released in June 2017. In support of the album, the band undertook a short tour of the UK, performing in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and London with singers Monica Richards, Louise Crane and Meghan-Noel Pettitt. The Society, Skeletal Family and Siberia appeared as special guests. Their song To Believe In Something was used as the Original (Japanese) End theme for the film Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions in 2016.
|Smoke & Mirrors||Jungle Records||2009|
|Half Life||Jungle Records||2013|
|Songs For The Broken Ones||Jungle Records||2017|
Singles & EPs
|The Looking Glass (DVD-V + CD, EP)||Jungle Records||FREUDCD110V||2009|
|Bad Men (OnTheirWayToDoBadThings)||Jungle Records||2013|
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- Schäfer, Thorsten. "The Eden House: Timeflows". Sonic Seducer (in German). Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- "The Eden House 'Half Life' CD & 180g LP". Jungle Records. Retrieved 16 January 2018.