Loading...

Erik Wøllo: TIMELINES (excerpts)

3,952 views

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jan 31, 2014

Erik Wøllo: "TIMELINES" (Projekt PRO298)
New full length album, released February 04 2014

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Available on CD and digital download:

- iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/tim...
- Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Timelines-Erik-...
- Bandcamp:
http://projektrecords.bandcamp.com/al...

CD (4-panel digpak):
http://www.projekt.com/store/product/...
http://www.amazon.com/Timelines-Erik-...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TIMELINES is the 18th solo album from veteran Norwegian ambient/electronic artist Erik Wøllo. It's a warm, epic and shimmering cycle of memorable electronic music. Noted for his many Echoes Radio albums of the month -- and placement on "Best of the Year" lists at Amazon, Zone Music Reporter, Schallwelle Award (Germany), and others -- TIMELINES continues in that tradition with nine engaging pieces exploring the idea of music and time: how elements of past, present and future affect a listener's perceptions.

Layers of acoustic guitar loops and pulsation-patterns create the foundation on which Wøllo's distinct melodic piano themes are played. The pieces bring emotional synth lines and powerful deep basses together with delicate percussion arrangements. As a natural and important counterpoint to the expressive piano themes, Wøllo's electric guitar ebow solos are both intense and haunting.

"I started most of these songs with just an acoustic guitar," Wøllo reflects, "composing and recording them in the same order you hear on the album. I created the arrangements, adding other elements, building and sculpting the compositions in time. I have always been interested in timelines and schemes that show how time can be measured, and how we relate to them. Each of the tracks was conceived as part of a suite exploring the ideas and aspects of time and consonance. And how these elements go together, and how music as an artform is a manipulation of time. But the interesting clue here is of course how we relate to time in our body when we actually hear the music. And how our experiences and memories -- as well as present circumstance -- affect our hearing of the music. When I made this album, I was more aware of these ideas then ever before."

Wøllo's background in 70s prog-rock is noticeably present on this album. Strong rich themes, chords and rhythms all lead towards crescendos and counterpoints within the songs. Well-structured, yet all the while retaining a spacious ambient and cinematic feel, Timelines is a natural continuation of the electronic palette heard on Wøllo's recent albums Gateway (2010) and Airborne (2012), as well as his collaborations with Steve Roach: Stream of Thought (2009) and The Road Eternal (2011).

TIMELINES is an accessible and inviting album: an occasion with which the listener can discover involving music that combines rhythmic grooves and atmospheres with recognizable lyrical passages.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The video shows Erik Wøllo performing live in studio, and we hear excerpts from "Color of Mind", "Pathfinder", "Along the Journey" and "Ocean".

http://www.projekt.com
http://www.wollo.com/home.htm

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • Category

  • Song

    • Color of Mind
  • Artist

    • Erik Wøllo
  • Album

    • Timelines
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Entertainment One U.S., LP (on behalf of Projekt)
  • Song

    • Pathfinder
  • Artist

    • Erik Wøllo
  • Album

    • Timelines
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Entertainment One U.S., LP (on behalf of Projekt); BMG Rights Management
  • Song

    • Along the Journey
  • Artist

    • Erik Wøllo
  • Album

    • Timelines
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Entertainment One U.S., LP (on behalf of Projekt)
  • Song

    • Ocean
  • Artist

    • Erik Wøllo
  • Album

    • Timelines
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Entertainment One U.S., LP (on behalf of Projekt), and 1 Music Rights Societies

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...