Release Date: 09/13/11
Quiet, sparse and gentle electronic music with ambient passages mix with occasions of sequencer pulses.
The 2CDSilent Currentsshowcases a different side of Erik WÃ¸lloâs sound. Here he explores fascinating electronic/ambient landscapes with slow-motion structures, surreal soundscapes and floating currents. Drawn from two separate live radio broadcasts, 104 minutes of music traverse a more ambient, atmospheric and textural side than experienced on his other albums. Recorded in the studio of the famous Starâs End radio show in Philadelphia, these performances from 2002 and 2007 are each a disc-long continuous piece with several chapters. With more focus on the deep drones than on melody and rhythm, zones drift and morph, organically flowing into each other. Layers of electronics and processed sound combine with light touches of electric guitar melody floating on top. Quiet, sparse and gentle electronic music with ambient passages mix with occasions of sequencer pulses.
Starâs End is one of the longest-running radio programs of ambient music in the world. Erik says, âI have been kindly invited to perform at Starâs End multiple times. To perform âon the airâ late at night in the radio studio contributed to these unique and inspired performances. In this setting, it felt very natural to do some downtempo and quiet, floating ambient music. Thus, this release is more abstract and chilled out than I usually present on my studio albums. Some elements of the music was improvised; I brought various sound excerpts, loops and atmospheres, and performed and composed these into long continuous zones, all done in real time.â
With his focus on the deep drones and interwoven ambient tributaries, WÃ¸llo creates a vivid soundtrack for the senses, taking the listener to the outer reaches of the imagination. Impressionistic electronic/ambient music at its best! Relax and float on theSilent Currents.
2CD in 6-panel digipak.
|Run Time: 104 mins|
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