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A Winged Victory For The Sullen prep new record

By | Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014

A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Far-side classicists A Winged Victory For The Sullen, aka elite Erased Tapes signees Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie, have this week detailed a new LP named ‘Atomos’.

Leading off from the pair’s ‘Atomos VII’ EP circa earlier this year, this latest suite began life as a score to a new work by Royal Ballet/Random Dance choreographer Wayne McGregor, though filled out naturally into what it is now. Distinguishing it from AWVFTS’s first LP of 2011, ‘Atomos’ finds the band integrating synths and harps into their familiar fabric of pianos, strings and drones.

Wiltzie says: “As a wise man once said, one who procrastinates their own choosing will inevitably have their choice served to them by circumstance. We had virtually no time for second guessing ourselves. That being said, we tried to balance the discordance between being creative, and fulfilling our duties for a commissioned soundtrack with a very strict deadline, and all the while staying true to our collective melancholy”.

O’Halloran adds: “We never imagined 2013 would be such an explosively creative year. The first record took us two years from start to finish, but in the micro span of time over last summer we were able to change the formula for the way we write, record, and let go. It was incredibly liberating”.

Prior to the official ‘Atomos’ landing-date on 6 Oct, play one of its inside tracks, ‘Atomos VI’: