Dakota Suite came into my life, when I was on the verge of manhood. Teenage angst, melancholy, a couple of beautiful exit strategies to think through, that’s something you could do wonderfully with the band from Leeds. Chris Hooson from Dakota Suite was a wonderful representative for my sorrow. Emanuele Errante came into my life, when I was already right in the middle of it. Then it was more about improving, detailing, perspectives, preferably various perspectives. So how did Dakota Suite and Emanuele Errante come together? One of then encompasses the theme death (the abrupt standstill of time) like a protective coat, the other recognises life as a flowing stream. The answer delivers »The North Green« and the answer reads: Light. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. This time, it was a case of his sister-in-law’s death, which Chris Hooson took as an opportunity to record this music. He did well to go along with Emanuele Errante. Because the fundamental seriousness from »The North Green Down« was a flicker, a flare, a glint put aside. The stiff statics can unfortunately not be totally discarded and less would have been more. 18 pieces and approx 80 minutes play time are simply too much for this pure, dark instrumental chamber music. It is nevertheless a good decision, that the first-published work in 2011 with Karoake Kalk was also published on vinyl. To give away a further bonus track (from a musical prospect) is a matter in question.