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A Winged Victory For The Sullen - A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Released: 12/09/2011 Erased TapesA backstage meeting at a Sparklehorse concert has lead to this collaboration between composer Dustin O'Halloran and one half of Stars of the Lid, Adam Wiltzie. Neo-classical meets drone in this self-titled debut album, from two musicians noted for their live performance as much as their composition. Read our interview with Dustin O'Halloran here. For more information visit: http://www.myspace.com/awvfts Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005BV5DOQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cul…
Pitchfork“A Winged VIctory's music captures movement and freezes it...” What's interesting about the sound they've hit on isn't so much what the two musicians bring to each other's styles, as it is what each sacrifices from his own...
BBC“Sullen, mercifully, it is not...” The results are, almost inevitably, meditative and cinematic, but also, more unusually for music of this so-called ‘post-classical’ stripe, rich in melody and genuinely haunting, numinous atmosphere...
Drowned In Sound“A nocturnal meditation for solitary contemplation...” While Wiltzie and O’Halloran both have their obvious contemporaries to draw parallels between (Hammock; Eno/Frahm; Arnalds), this emotive disc balances a hushed intimacy and vast expanse that places it in a unique sonic terrain...
allmusic“Slowly unfolding and calmly insular...” A Winged Victory for the Sullen can't be called a barrel of laughs per se, but their song titles -- not to mention their band name -- suggest a knowing playfulness with the conventions of moodily beautiful 21st century drone/ambient...
Clash Music“A beautiful recording but an occasional listen...” It is the most delicate of drone albums and in some circumstances - gazing out at nocturnal streets drenched with rain, perhaps - can seem truly euphoric, but it runs the risk of drifting anonymously into the background...
MusicOMH“Reverb is used efficiently, without abusing a musical technique...” O’Halloran and Wiltzie have prosperously joined neutralist ambient and 20th century classical music together. In so doing they've formed aesthetically pleasing sounds which can allure every night-time audience...
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