Craig Vear is a composer and musician working in the electroacoustic realm. Summerhouses takes us on an acoustic trip through Arctic landscapes. The atmospheric pieces are entirely based on field recordings made by Craig Vear himself. By just modulating these few but rich samples, he created 6 ambient tracks that could hardly be more minimalistic and could hardly be called music. Only the warm and gentle last track "After The Sinking" is based on one (and only one) musical chord, which seems like the lucky escape from the endless, cold, and dark widths of the first five tracks. Play on headphones during your next trans-Arctic flight. Mastered by Ambrose Field. The bonus track on this CD is the published software environment for "Ice Esk." This enables the performance of the piece by another laptop musician (all rights reserved). Also included is Marcel Wierckx's Grain Tools, which are released under the GNU General Public License. Limited edition of 1,000 copies.