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A Winged Victory For The Sullen / A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Album:A Winged Victory For The Sullen Collection:General
Artist:A Winged Victory For The Sullen Added:Sep 2011

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Add Date:2011-09-25 Pull Date:2011-11-27 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Nov 27Nov 20Nov 13Nov 6Oct 30Oct 23Oct 16Oct 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 24, 2015:Setting Fire to the Lab
Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears
4.Nov 01, 2013:The Fall of Math
We Played Some Open Chords
2.Jul 08, 2014:Eclectic Erudition week 02 Summer '14
A Symphony Pathetique
5.May 19, 2013:The Crooked SPOKE adjacent
Requiem For The Static King Part Ii
3.Nov 22, 2013:The Fall of Math
Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears
6.May 03, 2013:Orangeasm: Threaterific Party
A Symphony Pathetique

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-09-22 
Achingly beautiful piano and other acoustic instruments. Project from Stars of the Lid’er Adam Wiltzie and composer Dustin O’Halloran, recorded in huge acoustic open spaces with large grand pianos. This album is chalk full of melodic, lush, cinematic neo-classical music and glacial meditations. This is the sweetest warm blanket of gentle dream music. Recording sessions began in the noted Grunewald Church in Berlin, a venue in which I am fortunate enough to have experienced a live musical performance. Further sessions were completed in East Berlin and in a villa near Ferrara, Italy. All instrumental gorgeousness. For fans of Olafur Arnalds, Brian McBride, and Nils Frahm.

*1. Slow, open contemplative relaxing piano dreamy soothingness, melodic tidal ebbing. (6:19)
2. Beginning of two part tribute to Sparklehorse (Mark Linkous); early morning sun beaming violins. (2:46)
3. Tingly pianos, sustained consonant horns and strings, really easy to like, cinematic. (7:37)
4. Subtle slow aching sweet beauty. (3:09)
*5. Droning looped distant Slow Dancing Society-feel, bowed string bending gives an emotional lilt and ascending strings elevate this. Wow. (4:27)
*6. Wiltzie says “after almost 20 years of struggling to create interesting ambient drone music, I feel like I have finally figured out what I am doing.” Truly stunning. Everybody should listen to this track. (12:42)
7. Slow string rushes, avian and aquatic touches, whisking me away in a sea of fluttering, lush piano strings and simplistic chords. (7:36)

Track Listing
1.We Played Some Open Chords 4.Minuet For A Cheap Piano
2.Requiem For The Static King Part I 5.Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears
3.Requiem For The Static King Part Ii 6.A Symphony Pathetique
 7.All Farewells Are Sudden