Hailing from Lancashire, Daniel Patrick Quinn is a talent that will be unknown to most. This debut album is entirely self-produced by the 22 year-old and he also plays all the instruments from creaky old synths to cello and trumpet. Quinn's unwillingness to use guitar or computers is a mark of self-discipline rather than Luddism as he releases a double album of ambition and individual talent. Although the final product adds up to a mere fifty minutes, the first and second CD's reveal the split between vocal-led and instrumental tracks. The first CD showcases Quinn's flawed yet passionate vocals which actually suit the folky material very well in a manner that commendably recalls the eccentric Eyeless In Gaza at their least commercial. The release notes mention Eno as an influence and 'Red Roads' has more than a passing resemblance to the ambient half of David Bowie's 'Low'. The excellent 'Towards The Sun' and 'For Her Atoms', however, are evocative of Northern landcsapes and medieval mystery. 'The Winter Hills' is certainly not a record that defines 2003 but a non-conformist talent like this should not be discouraged.