A Winged Victory For The Sullen - A Winged Victory For The Sullen

The most delicate of drone albums
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Despite possessing a name suggestive of the very lowest form of generic emo, and a bizarre choice of cover art, the actual music here is gently affecting. Adam Wiltzie, of ambient duo Stars Of The Lid, and Dustin O’Halloran, whose recent album ‘Lumiere’ trumps this outing, have conjured seven, spacious, analogue recordings based largely around subdued strings and grand pianos. It is the most delicate of drone albums and in some circumstances - gazing out at nocturnal streets drenched with rain, perhaps - can seem truly euphoric, but it runs the risk of drifting anonymously into the background. A beautiful recording but an occasional listen.

6/10

Words by GARETH JAMES

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