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 (of Faith and the Muse), Evi Vine, Amandine Ferrari and All About Eve's Julianne Regan.
Other contributors include violinist Bob Loveday, who has 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 the vocal duties. Festival performances included a headline slot at the Whitby Gothic Weekend and an appearance at Germany's Wave-Gotik-Treffen.
The band's second offering, The Looking Glass, was released on 1 February 2010, with vocalist Tallulah Rendall added to the collaboration. 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. The Looking Glass is a two-disc set, comprising a DVD recording of nine songs performed live and a CD of cover versions.
In 2012, the project released an EP called Timeflows. It features guest musicians such as Simon Hinkler, Bob Loveday and Simon Rippin, along with vocalists Valenteen, Amandine Ferrari and Meghan-Noel Pettitt .
In 2013 the album Half Life, was released which 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 (The Mission) and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music).
A new album release scheduled for 2016 has been announced on the band's Facebook page.
- The Eden House official MySpace page (viewed 3 June 2010)
- "The Eden House New DVD + CD, and European tour" Jungle Records press release (viewed 3 June 2010)
- Schäfer, Thorsten. "The Eden House: Timeflows". Sonic Seducer (in German). Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2013.