Retold (2014 Special Edition)

by Nest

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quasiotter Healing music that helps me rest peacefully. Favorite track: Charlotte.
The gaye device
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The gaye device Wandering around Device Manor gardens in the afternoon sun in a stoned haze,this album drifts from the window and all is good. Beautiful synth and piano compositions.
Wesley Ramirez
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Wesley Ramirez A masterpiece. Pure art at its most profound. Meticulously weaved into Retold is a sadness, an inexplicable longing for something hidden without or within the depths of mind and soul. Something searched for, perhaps found, or perhaps forever drifting away from reach... Favorite track: The Twelve.
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Fredric Incredibly beautiful spacious, serene. Discovered Serein and then Nest through Sonicstate video on YouTube. Favorite track: Charlotte.
Martin Wisniowski
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Martin Wisniowski This is simply one of the best ambient albums ever made. Favorite track: Amroth (Brambles Version).
Dr. Beaf
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Dr. Beaf I often mentally drift with ambient music, and ultimately, that's its purpose. However, this is a whole different kind of ambient on so many levels that it emits a heightened level of curiosity to keep you on track and lead you through some of the most magical soundscapes I have heard. It is centred squarely around the piano, but it's everything else that makes this truly special. Favorite track: Kyoto.
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is the brand new CD edition of Retold featuring artwork from the double vinyl reissue. It also includes the two bonus tracks featured on the vinyl release - Tides by Nest and a reworking of Amroth by Brambles.

    The first 50 copies sold will come with a free cover art postcard.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Retold (2014 Special Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    When you pre-order this item, either the physical item or digitally, you'll be granted access to download the first eleven tracks which made up the original CD release of Retold. The last two bonus tracks will become available to download once the vinyl has been released.
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  • Special Edition Vinyl 2xLP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This double vinyl special edition release of Retold by Nest was originally crowd-funded via the Serein website. Orders were collected over one month and just two weeks in, enough people had pledged in order to make production viable. Initial copies came on clear viny.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Retold (2014 Special Edition) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Lodge 04:08
Kyoto 05:28
Marefjellet 04:45
Charlotte 04:47
Wheatstone 04:46
The Helwick 04:51
The Twelve 04:46
Amroth 06:21
Tides 04:56


Five years on from its first release, you now have the chance to own Nest’s Retold on vinyl.

This is the 2014 double vinyl special edition, also available digitally.

‘Retold’ is an apt title for this body of work, at times light and serene, other times dark, brooding and sinister - Nest are expert storytellers. Taking cues from film soundtracks and contemporary classical music, the story is woven using a myriad of instrumentation. Dulcet piano tones are backed by string and horn arrangements, unidentifiable plucked instruments and the sound of the Welsh harp; often heavily processed, Retold is an album that has as much in common with experimental electronic music as it does with modern classical composition.

Nest is the collaborative project of Otto A Totland and Huw Roberts. The first six tracks on this album were originally released in 2007 on the eponymously titled Nest EP; they are presented here again having been remastered alongside five new pieces composed in 2009. A revised edition of the track ‘Cad Goddeu’ was created especially for this release.


released December 2, 2014

Written and produced by Huw Roberts and Otto A Totland


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