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Introducing: Oliver Wilde

Brought up in the lonely valleys of Wiltshire, Bristol-based Oliver Wilde creates slow-morphing, introspective folktronica from a plethora of guitar pedals, tape loops and pretty much anything else he stumbles upon. His expansive – yet distinctly lo-fi – sound worlds recall the way in which Flying Saucer Attack and Amp walked a fine line between psychedelia and pastoralism, the sonically adventurous indie-folk of Phil Elverum’s work as The Microphones and Mount Eerie, and the whispered confessionals of Elliott Smith.

Having recently signed to the ever-impressive Howling Owl Records, Wilde is set to release a debut full-length A Brief Introduction to Unnatural Lightyears on the label later this year. In the meantime, a single taken from the record – the glacier-paced ‘Curve (Good Grief)‘ – is available for a free download over at Wilde’s Bandcamp page. Below, you can check out the track’s supporting clip: a series of slow-panning shots of clouds that perfectly encapsulates ‘Curve”s stratospheric disposition.

- Alex Cull



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