Encompassing topics of discovery, the cosmos and the human condition, Wavewulf presents a true musical journey into space with his album ‘Space Art and Angels’ available for listener’s everywhere to buckle up and explore the realms of electronic music seemingly outside of reality.
The sixteen-track album is brimming with life, managing to feel immense without eclipsing the audience entirely. From start to finish, Wavewulf utilises electronic elements to express thoughts and feelings that are uniquely human whilst providing a vast expression of soundscapes that offer an out of this world experience on the surface but also tangle with real issues felt in day to day existence. The album is uniquely emotional as it allows all who listen to project themselves completely on each offering, allowing for a universal appreciation of this celestial soundtrack. ‘Space Art and Angels’ opens with ‘Space Capsule’, which blares to life with nostalgic laden synths as not only does the album begin, but so does the audience’s interstellar experience. The track swells in intensity, offering moments of quiet reflection, allowing a feeling of vastness to set in. It sets the tone and narrative to follow solidly without losing anything to its functionality as an opener, showing a clear artistic vision and direction.
Highlights of the album include: ‘Waverunner Symphony’, ‘Ghosts of the Past’ and ‘Art(ificial) 2600’, which offer new facets to the narrative experience without losing the overall style or tone. ‘Waverunner Symphony’ is a blend of future age in-flight music with lilting high tonal synths that create a sense of excitement. Managing to come across futuristic without coming off as cheesy is a skill Wavewulf has perfected for this album, and nowhere is it more apparent than in ‘Waverunner Symphony’. ‘Ghosts of the Past’ emulates feelings of alienation and insignificance whilst gazing out into infinity. It contains an eerie energy that offers a shade to the wonderment previously explored, proving that this type of intense emotion can be produced without lyrical aid. ‘Art(ificial) 2600’ presents a whirring procession of layered synth that could be interpreted as conversational, which ties into the title nicely. It’s a structured track that adds a grounding element to the album, making it a lead track and a necessary one.
Overall, Space Art and Angels is a feast for the ears that demonstrates how effective synthpop vocals can be. Wavewulf has mastered the ability to convey so much more than emotions without uttering a single word and as a result created an album of wonder and reflection that offers a unique sense of escapism rare to find in the musical landscape currently available.
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