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Winona is a woman without a past and a band with an infinite future.

Their short story started when Winona met master musicians Craig Armstrong and Scott Fraser with a view to creating glacial European pop music in 2006.

Memories of Winona’s inception are inevitably hazy. There was a hotel bar up in the 12th arrondissement in Paris, an evening of considerable abandon in New York’s Metropolitan Club and an inspired saki session on a Shibuya side-street. Between cities and cigarettes, Winona became a reality.

The union of these two softly-spoken Scotsmen , one the most significant film composer of his generation, the other a hugely in-demand player and programmer and this curious creature of the night was unlikely to say the least, but the music they began to produce was immediate, mysterious and mesmeric.

Armstrong and Fraser dusted off their eye-watering collection of vintage synthesizers and set about making widescreen, minor-key masterpieces while Winona sifted through notes and Polaroids detailing a lifetime of adventure in the playgrounds of the privileged and the urban wastelands of the dispossessed.

They would convene every Friday afternoon in an airy recording studio in Glasgow. Sometimes Winona wouldn’t show up but the muse always would. Within months, an album of beautifully bruised and unashamedly confused songs emerged. Themes of fear, self-doubt, denial, surveillance, elation, unconditional love and unquestioning devotion emerged. Flawed but defiantly fantastic, Winona came to life.


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  • lfo2vco

    Brilliant stuff, this is going to get played lots.

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TheNarratorX

    In love with In Transit and Alpine Tunnel. Brilliant backing music, very atmospheric.

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • lenorazmelody

    Just found this at a friends site...lovin' that friend right now let me tell ya!

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • KaIaHari

    he amaze me each and every time and I love it :)

    3 Jan 2009 Reply
  • melankolik

    «This should've been completely instrumental .. » This is exactly what I was thinking...

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • burdenofhope

    This should've been completely instrumental ..

    7 Apr 2008 Reply
  • frostiblack

    God, Always is beautiful! Good stuff.

    7 Apr 2008 Reply
  • concretica

    !!! 0||0 !!!

    29 Feb 2008 Reply
  • marmottin

    Winona's Album Rosebud is scheduled for March 10th, 2008 :D

    5 Feb 2008 Reply

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