Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian
Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian (Back)
Order

Andrew Wasylyk

The Paralian

Athens Of The North
Release date: 30/06/20
genre: Jazz
Format: LP
€24.99
To order please add to basket and proceed to check out
Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian

description

Andrew Wasylyk is the alias of Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell.

In 2018, Andrew was extended a residency invite from arts centre and historic house, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Scotland to create new music for their restored, 19th century, Erard Grecian harp.
During Wasylyk's five-month sojourn he created melodies and progressions echoing the building's unique relationship with the looming North Sea horizon. Using not only the harp, but the house's original grand piano, Andrew explored the Angus landscape and beyond, gathering field recordings on trips to neighbouring Seaton Cliffs and Bell Rock Lighthouse (the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse).
Winter slipped into spring, and harp-led compositions gave way to an ambitious third, full-length album, exploring a range of themes utilising a broad palette of instrumentation, including flugelhorn, euphonium, oboe, string trio, vintage synthesisers, drones and upright piano.

From the wandering, Bob James-esque, Fender Rhodes and shimmering strings in the study of coastal light, "(Welter) In The Haar", to the plaintive brass and farewell transmission blowing through, "Adrift Below A Constellation", punctuated by the fragility of Wasylyk's sole lead vocal of this collection - "The Paralian" (a dweller by the sea), is a conclusion embued with blue and golden melodies that land in a territory akin to experimentalists such as Robert Wyatt and Brian Eno. Through which, Wasylyk weaves the listener along a Modern-classical, Ambient and Jazz dream of Scotland's east coast.

Athens Of The North team were stunned by the luminous beauty and creativity at play in this work. Falling between genres and time, it stands next to 60s British Jazz, effortlessly blending notes of Library and soundtracks with dashes of British Folk.

also by this artist

Ambient

Andrew Wasylyk

The Paralian (LP)

Athens Of The North
€21.99

also on this label

Soul

William Stuckey

Love of Mine (Reissue)

Athens Of The North
€22.99

Soul

Peoples Pleasure

Dreaming Our Lives Away

Athens Of The North
€11.39

Electro / Electronic

Linkwood & Greg Foat

Linkwood & Foat (LP)

Athens Of The North
€23.99

Soul

LaRombé

From Philly (LP Reissue)

Athens Of The North
€23.99

Jazz

Greg Foat

The Dreaming Jewels (LP)

Athens Of The North
€23.99
TITLE
Please enter an email address
This email address is not valid
Please enter your password
Please use at least 10 characters, one upper case letter, one lower case letter and one digit.
Your passwords must match
Please select a valid date
Please enter a valid phone number
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your street
Please enter your zip
Please enter your city
Please select a country