Release Date: 06/08/10
With a minimalist’s restrained elegance, Wøllo creates passage through imaginary landscapes by blending dark and light.
Projektâs first release from noted Norwegian electronic / ambient guitarist, synthesist and composer Erik WÃ¸llo. Since the mid-80s, WÃ¸llo has released a string of mesmerizingly melodic and original albums culminating inGateway, his 14th solo release.
Starâs End RadioâWÃ¸lloâs work is the musical equivalent of crossing a majestic landscape, over the earth and beneath the stars.â
Over two years WÃ¸llo created this fine-tuned collection of carefully crafted compositions; electro-symphonies morph through a wide variety of moods, guitar expositions and crescendos. With a minimalistâs restrained elegance, WÃ¸llo creates evocative passage through imaginary landscapes by blending dark and light elements. The resulting music is visual, kindling the feeling of nature inspired by the Nordic landscapes of WÃ¸lloâs homeland. Dramatic, vast, and untouched landscapes symbolize purity and beauty.
Gatewayis both lyrical and rhythmic, emphasizing melodic and structural formations; modern electronic music explores vast panoramas and limitless horizons. Graceful chiming themes ring out against ambient textures and delicate chord structures with a highly listenable appeal. It is a gentle musical journey through soundscapes of synthesizers and electric guitars. Orchestrated layers of sounds make this a deep listening experience where new details are discovered on each successive listening.
âThere is always a meditative attitude,â Erik reflects, ârecollections from dreams and reality suggesting the mysterious. Every artist has their own unique inner landscape that emulates where they were born and raised, influencing the creative expression. By reflecting all the different kinds of music that you have been hearing through your lifetime,Gatewayis a mirror of time.â
CD in 4-panel digipak.
|Run Time: 70 mins|
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