Row Boat is a post-rock/ambient solo project by Mark Wardale. Mark cites several Scandinavian influences behind Row Boat, including classical Nordic sounds and current musical acts such as Sigur Ros, Bjork and Agent Fresco. Mark describes Row Boat as, “an effort to depict the nature of Scandinavia in note form.” The result is a lush, alternative-rock, ethereal ambience created from a merging of organic strings, horns and bowed guitar work.
Row Boat’s first release was the 2009 ambient E.P. “Romance.” It was not until May 2012 when an unannounced second EP surfaced titled “Svaret är Ja,” [The Answer is Yes]. In 2013, Row Boat took to a busy year with the release of the first full length album, “Ett,” which received glowing reviews from critics globally.