Erik Wøllo – Silent Currents (Live at Star’s End)

Erik Wøllo - Silent Currents (Live at Star's End)
3.5

Release data:

Erik Wøllo – Silent Currents (Live at Star’s End)
CD, Projekt Records, 2011


Those who have seen Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Erik Wøllo perform live know that he is able to create impressive and highly cinematic spheres with a symphonic/prog-rock touch.

The double album “Silent Currents” contains two different live sets of 52 minutes each, both performed at Star’s End radio show in Philadelphia, USA in 2002 and 2007 respectively. Sound wise, these concerts tell a different story, as they capture Erik’s floating ambient/drone style in a rather improvised, chill-out fashion.

The albums overall abstract music is quiet and gentle, keeping a strong focus on deep, slow motion and long-form atmospherics along floating currents and drone textures. These introspective, occasionally down-tempo compositions nicely evolve and curl, while Wøllos soft yearning guitar adds its airy, magical feel to it.

While Erik’s visionary and vibrant sonic landscapes for the mind remain something special, “Silent Currents” (in my opinion almost a dedication to stillness) is for his fans who especially appreciate his textural and profound ambient side.
Nicely done, Erik!

Website: www.wollo.com

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