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Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andrew Wasylyk - The Paralian (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 39:35 minutes | 696 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Classical, Ambient | Label: Athens of the North, Official Digital Download

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.

Tracklist:
1. Through The Field Beyond The Trees Lies The Ocean (02:07)
2. Greendrive #2 (05:33)
3. Journey To Inchcape (03:36)
4. Welter In The Haar (02:34)
5. Dreamt The Breakers Spill (04:11)
6. Flight Of The Cormorant (05:31)
7. Westway Nocturne (04:39)
8. Mariner's Hymn (04:52)
9. Adrift Below A Constellation (04:14)
10. Unsurfacing (02:18)

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-11-21 10:21:59

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Analyzed: Andrew Wasylyk / The Paralian
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.93 dB -17.20 dB 2:07 01-Through the Field Beyond the Trees Lies the Ocean
DR11 -0.51 dB -13.77 dB 5:33 02-Greendrive #2
DR10 -0.51 dB -12.84 dB 3:36 03-Journey to Inchcape
DR10 -1.84 dB -16.06 dB 2:34 04-Welter in the Haar
DR11 -0.51 dB -15.06 dB 4:11 05-Dreamt the Breakers Spill
DR10 -0.51 dB -12.55 dB 5:31 06-Flight of the Cormorant
DR11 -0.51 dB -12.87 dB 4:39 07-Westway Nocturne
DR10 -0.51 dB -14.78 dB 4:52 08-Mariner's Hymn
DR7 -2.51 dB -13.23 dB 4:14 09-Adrift Below a Constellation
DR10 -1.15 dB -17.28 dB 2:18 10-Unsurfacing
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2254 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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