“Celestia” is a digital-only ep by most-talented Norwegian composer Erik Wøllo, containing an instrumental atmospheric suite in four continuous parts. For this work, Erik extensively used a 1976 analogue synthesizer (an Arp Pro/DGX), which resulted in a warm, intimate sound design.
The 27-minute “Celestia” suite is a real treat, assembled from excellently layered, free floating ethereal drone chords, colourful textures along minimal-flavoured sonic tapestries. Still, melodic elements in the slow flowing outcome are more distant and blended compared to Erik’s past releases. The cosmic, smooth stream also airs a slight melancholic feel, and becomes groovy/rhythmic on the final (in my opinion weakest) part where bass and percussion kick in.
All in all, “Celestia” part 1-3 is quality headphone music to make you dream, elevating the listener’s mind to higher spheres beyond while it paints its vast imaginary landscapes.
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