WONDERFUL BEASTS

MAGIC & MYTH (SUBEXOTIC)

WONDERFUL BEASTS - MAGIC & MYTH 152859
Format:
1 LP
Release:
15.07.2022
Label:
SUBEXOTIC
Kat.-Nr.:
152859
Barcode:
5060486621576
'Magic & Myth' is the second album from Wonderful Beasts, a sound art / electronic music pairing of the anonymous Xqui and Carl Knott (boycalledcrow, Spacelab)..

From the elegiac tones that open 'Dreamers' to the closing bars of the strident 'Lucky Man', a triumphal, celebratory outlook can be heard across the thirteen tracks presented here.

These are instrumental pieces filled with hope and tenderness. . We hear the bright and delicate folk guitar manipulations that have characterised Knott's work as boycalledcrow and traces of the plunderphonic, out-of-place field recordings and loops that have been a consistent presence in Xqui's prolific output.

Holding these disparate elements together is a beatific, bucolic ambient structure, full of lush pads, crystalline melodies, pealing bell-like clusters and exquisite emotional warmth.

Special edition translucent yellow smoked vinyl.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DREAMERS
  • 1.2. WE ARE DANCING WITH INFINITY
  • 1.3. THEME FROM DAVID'S LAST DANCE
  • 1.4. IN LOVE
  • 1.5. MARVELLOUS MELODY
  • 1.6. SPIRITUAL BRUV // OISAC
  • 1.7. HAZY DAYS
  • 1.8. MY MATE, THE DRUID
  • 1.9. DANDELION
  • 1.10. SAGE
  • 1.11. SQUIDGY FACE
  • 1.12. LIGHTWORK
  • 1.13. LUCKY MAN