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Ornaments of Decay

by Wil Bolton

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David Smith
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David Smith I’ve bought all of Wil’s releases and enjoyed them all. A few have an extra magic that puts them among my favorite records. After a dozen listens this sounds like one of those. Lush, warm, in motion, and dream-like, reminiscent of Inscriptions in feel.
TheSlowMusicMovement
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TheSlowMusicMovement If slightly dazed & somewhat confused is your default Monday setting then the overflowing, mildly disorientating, lysergic layers of ambient sounds cascading from the latest LP from Wil Bolton for PITP probably won't help, but through your headphones on the way to work they'll certainly add a pleasing, reality detaching dimension to the start of the week.
Tarl Broad-Ashman
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Tarl Broad-Ashman Another beauty from Wil.. Favorite track: A Stolen Moment.
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Wil Bolton is a London-based artist whose work uses synthesizers, guitars, acoustic instruments and effects to create warm and emotive melodies, fragmented and submerged among beds of droning ambient textures and environmental sounds. Wil has released albums on labels including Home Normal, Hidden Vibes, Krysalisound, Audiobulb, Hibernate, Eilean, Dronarivm and Sound In Silence. He has also shown his sound and video works in exhibitions at ICA, Incheon Art Platform, Liverpool Biennial and others, and has performed at venues including Cafe Oto, Tate Liverpool and Iklectik.

Ornaments of Decay is an album about finding beauty in ruins, decay and the details and textures of everyday scenes. Slowly evolving modular synthesizer sequences are layered with degraded Bass VI loops and fractured mellotron and casiotone melodies.

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released November 28, 2022

Written, recorded and mixed by Wil Bolton, February - November 2021, using Eurorack modular synthesizer, Buchla Easel Command, Casiotone 101, Mellotron, Fender Bass VI, effects pedals and a field recording made in Venice.
Mastered at Ambient Mountain House by James Bernard
Photography by Wil Bolton
Layout and design by zakè

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