There are many EM-albums that take the listener on an evocative journey with great sonic vistas passing by as the aural landscapes of sounds unfold. Mr Wøllo is already known for his great cinematic sound paintings of the cold northern hemisphere, most notably displayed on albums such as “Wind Journey”.
For “Frontiers”, Erik has joined forces with experienced E-musician Ian Boddy, playing some great e-guitar and guitar synth complimenting the fine, immersive synth magic of Mr Boddy.
If you love intense atmospheres, soft soaring, lyrical leads and multi-layered sound tapestries with a pleasant mysterious undercurrent, the complex sonic canvas making up “Frontiers” is most satisfactory due to the constantly shifting in mood and tone on each of the ten tracks.
The groovy and rhythmic “Searching” is one of those great gems found among them. But if you’re looking for space and intrinsic immersion, “Frontiers” does the job as well.
The very well-produced and mastered outcome is a fascinating and unexpected result by all means.
|You can see what reviews I have done of these artists on the Ian Boddy, Erik Wøllo artist pages
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