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Synth wizard, Wavewulf has released his latest album, Space Art and Angels, analogue journey through space, time and life! Following from the success of his previous album, Green Decay, which received radio play and rave reviews around the world, Space Art and Angels sees Wavewulf once again powering up his bank of synths to explore the outer reaches of the galaxy whilst also delivering tracks which also have a real emotional punch in our world.
Based in New Jersey, Wavewulf’s (Nicholas Long) passion for synths has seen him amass a personal collection of Korgs, Moogs and other analogue treasures which would grace many a technology museum. From honing his skills as synth player in local bands growing up in Arkansas to his Damascene moment seeing Depeche Mode play live, he has over time become a one-man keyboard warrior, forming his own atmospheric works influenced by heroes from the 60s to the present day. Following in the footsteps of his sound engineer father, he has set up his own home studio, Passing Note and it is here the magic is formed.
Wavewulf’s latest album Space Art and Angels is a journey through outer space, the cosmos, dimensions beyond our own and to also explore the human condition and soul. Besides the environmental, political and philosophical themes in his music, Wavewulf says that composing and recording music has been a way for him to emotionally deal with his parents’ deaths and to explore questions of life, death, the human condition, the soul, the universe and love.
As always, Wavewulf delivers textured, layered soundscapes and shifting tones which bring to mind electronic innovators such as Brian Eno; Wendy Carlos and the kosmiche musik sounds of bands like Faust, Can and Kraftwerk.