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February 16 2024

Deborah Martin/Erik Wøllo: "KINISHBA"

Esteemed Spotted Peccary artists Deborah Martin and Erik Wøllo reunite with their daring and vibrant release KINISHBA, the follow-up to their dynamic 2009 album Between Worlds, which initiated listeners to another time and place, honoring the Apache people and the sacred nature of Native American culture.


- LINKS listen/download
- Youtube

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October 06 2023

CLOUD OF STRINGS                       New album released on October 6!
Bandcamp Spotify Pandora Amazon Soundcloud Deezer iTunes

After many years and many electronic music albums, Wøllo returns home in a sense. Created on an assemblage of acoustic guitars, the album sees Wøllo explore the instrument he first loved. With reflections of his two previous guitar-music albums - Guitar Nova (1998) and Blue Sky, Red Guitars (2004), the twelve moods are an intimate collection showcasing a fresh perspective on Wøllo's artistic range and versatility. Erik masterfully manipulates the acoustic guitar with elevated clouds of dulcet layered sound and resonant shimmering melody.

Youtube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7uhrA_FFq0
https://youtu.be/MQj8lsn5m6A


May 26 2023

TRACES
The remastered 2023 vinyl version

"TRACES" is now available on vinyl again!
Re-released on the Spanish label Abstrakce Records.

Steve Roach: "I heard Traces on vinyl back in the early 80s. It is still one of my top 10 albums. There is just an elegant, efficient, and emotional quality about it that just holds up like it was created today. A truly timeless piece of beauty."

www.abstrakce.bandcamp.com/album/traces


May 20 2023

E-Day festival 2023

At the CKE  concerthall in Eindhoven – The Netherlands.

I performed a new continuous suite in 9 parts called "Exordiums". Specially written for this performance! 

Youtube video of the whole concert here:
https://youtu.be/0ncwwiKMezo



February 10 2023

THE LE PAYSAGE SINGLE

New EP released on February 10.  (Digital Release)

Bandcamp   Spotify   Pandora   Amazon  Youtube    Soundcloud    Deezer

Youtube video by Sam Rosenthal: https://youtu.be/bi15hR7cWUI

30 minutes of reflective and seductive ambient electronic music with melodic soaring themes, vast slow-moving drones and rhythmic patterns drifting in cycles of transmutable harmonies. With two remixes derived from Erik's latest The Shape of Time (PRO404 • January 20 2023) - and three unreleased tracks - it's an exquisite collection of moods and emotions ranging from the vigorous and earthy to mesmerizing, evocative and wistful late-night Nordic light-scenes.


January 20 2023

THE SHAPE OF TIME

New solo album release on January 20 2023 (CD/digital release)
Available for order on all digital stores including  Bandcamp

Youtube video of The Shape of Time 2

With THE SHAPE OF TIME, Erik Wøllo transforms the abstract into nine compositions of thoughtful and seductive ambient electronic music with melodic soaring themes, vast slow-moving drones and rhythmic patterns drifting in cycles of transmutable harmonies. Ranging from the vigorous and earthy to mesmerizing, evocative and wistful late-night Nordic light-scenes. All created on synthesizers, samplers, electric and acoustic guitars.



September 16 2022

REVOLVE

new album together with IAN BODDY on DiN Records!
Available on all major music stores, including Bandcamp

# BEST AMBIENT ALBUM 2022 IN SCHALLWELLE AWARD !
The most important prize for electronic music in Europe. With emphasis on the Berlin School heritage and beyond.


# ALBUM OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER 2022 ON ECHOES !  


"Revolve" is the fourth collaborative project between Ian Boddy and the acclaimed Norwegian composer and guitarist Erik Wøllo. Their previous two studio albums "Frontiers" (DiN39) and "Meridian" (DiN54) were both very well received. They also played live together at the Electronic Circus Festival V and released this performance as the digital album "EC12" (DiNDDL16)."


May 20 2022

INVERSIONS

New EP released May 20 2022    (digital release)
Available for order on all major stores, including Bandcamp


The minimal electronic music on Erik Wøllo's seven-track INVERSIONS mini-album was performed entirely on electric guitars in his living room in Norway. They're inward meditations of stillness and reflection - an emotional mapping of the mind, weightless and beautifully contemplative.

- Review: Expose Online
- Video with excerpts from the album: Youtube


February 04 2022

S O J O U R N S
New full length album released on February 04!   (CD and digital release)

Available for order on all major stores, including  Bandcamp

"A sonorous travelogue through daring, contrasting places and states of mind. Since the early eighties, Wøllo has created peerless electronic music, and Sojourns advances with nine captivating pieces. His 36th album is a sound-trip of bold and shimmering cycles of enduring, energizing music."

- video with excerpts from the whole album: Youtube
- video for Memory Waves: Youtube


July 20, 2021

WINTER TIDE / Live at Soundquest Fest 2021

Digital release only, available at Bandcamp

"Winter Tide" is a suite in 8 parts, all new music specially written for the Soundquest Fest online festival on March 28 2021. This one hour set is now presented as 8 audio tracks, mastered at the highest quality audio possible intended to unveil the greatest subtleties and dimension of this captivating deep-listening performance.

Watch the whole concert at Youtube


June 18, 2021

NORTHSTAR
New full length album is released on June 18!  (CD and digital release)


- Nominated for Best Album International 2021 by German  Schallwelle Awards!
- Nominated for best Electronic album 2021 by One World music Radio!


A quiet and poetic ambient album, with lot's of various and textured guitars.   "Evolved from layers of sustained guitars inspiring infinite space and a minimal essence, creating a spell of slow, melodic soundscapes."
     www.projekt.com

- Video with excerpts from the whole album: Youtube
- Video on "Light Among Shadows: Youtube



MARCH 28, 2021

Online streamed concert at the SoundQuest Fest 2021 on March 28.
A one hour continuous set, all new music special written for the festival! For those of you who did not have the chance to watch it in real time, here is a Youtube video of the complete set. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMkB5MvyrPs

Link to the festival:
https://soundquestfest.live/

SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Steve's YouTube channel.

MARCH 12, 2021

"SILVER BEACH",  the classic album from 1986 is now available on Vinyl!
(2 LP set). This is the 4th "incarnation" of the album, remastered and including several never before heard tracks from the same era.
Released on Abstrakce Records in Spain:
abstrakce.bandcamp.com



JANUARY 22, 2021

New full length album is released on January 22!  (CD and digital release)

- The Top 30 Ambient/Chillout Albums of 2021 by Journeyscapes Radio

RECURRENCE highlights Wøllo's extraordinary luminous mastery. With elements reminiscent of previous releases like Gateway and Different Places, it also sees impulses from Wøllo's renowned collaborations with electronic music pioneers Steve Roach and Michael Stearns. Emotional and filled with sonic imagery, Recurrence will entice the listener to repeated listens.

Youtube, excerpts: https://youtu.be/5Y7Yqzh3Puc

AUGUST 28, 2020

CONVERGENCE, the new album together with MICHAEL STEARNS is released on Projekt Records!   (CD and digital release)

... soulful electronic sound-painting and evocative space music combined. Stearns collaborates with Wøllo on his first label-released non-film-score since 2001. Together, these guitarists/synthesists weave a haunting and shadowy world filled with longing melodies and alluring glimmering sonic textures.

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