Hot! New Music: A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Posted by on August 31st, 2011 at 5:02 PM

A Winged Victory For The Sullen take pause within their band name

In every genre of music, there exists super groups, and even though the hushed tendencies of ambient artists don’t scream “super” at the top of their lungs, A Winged Victory For The Sullen‘s self-titled release is vying for ambient album of the year. Adam Wiltze doubles as one half of the ground-breaking, chamber-ambient duo Stars of the Lid, while Dustan O’Halloran is very a well known and accomplished pianist and composer in the neo-classical underground. Together they create a poignant somnambulism, something Wiltze has been an expert at for a decade. With O’Halloran in the mix, the gentle coaxing of the keys is all the more stark and lovely, and it provides an exceptional guide for the lush symphonics that ease in and out much like the miracle of flight in slow motion. Adding to the beauty are guest cellist Hildur Gudnadottir and violinist Peter Broderick, making A Winged Victory For The Sullen a supreme ambient album indeed. These folks are the best in the world at what they do and this album is not to be missed.

Set to be released on September 12, 2011

 Listen to “Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears” which the band just made available: a winged victory for the sullen ‘steep hills of vicodin tears’ by kranky

Tickets for this group’s North American tour are on sale today.

All dates will be supported by Benoît Pioulard + Ken Camden

10/29/2011    Philadelphia   PA     St. Mary’s Hamilton Village
10/30/2011    NYC                 NY     West Park Presbyterian Church
10/31/2011    Montreal         QC     Casa del Popolo
11/1/2011       Toronto           ON     Drake Hotel
11/2/2011      Pittsburgh       PA      Warhol Museum
11/3/2011      Cincinnati       OH     Southgate House
11/5/2011      St. Louis          MO     Off Broadway
11/6/2011      Chicago             IL      Lincoln Hall
11/7/2011      Minneapolis    MN    Cedar Cultural Center
11/10/2011    Seattle              WA    The Triple Door
11/12/2011    Portland           OR    Holocene
11/14/2011    San Francisco  CA    The Independent
11/15/2011    Los Angeles      CA    The Satellite

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