The English atmospheric-rock quintet Oliver Wilde released the LP Long Hold Star An Infinite Abduction on the 6th.
Oliver Wilde – Long Hold Star An Infinite Abduction – artwork
A couple of years since last featured, although the band line-up remains unchanged, the music has become more nuanced and complex. From the seven track plus one Bonus album the sixth – Sad Sack has a spacious mellowness to it and the haunting violin finds the listener feeling they are drifting in space.
Oliver Wilde from Bristol in England is the alt-fuzz quintet of Oliver Wilde, Hugo Bishop, Caelia Lunniss, Connor Jones and Andrew Hutchin.
From a startlingly loud opener to the morning writing today with Our Last Enemy, to the subdued sounds of Oliver Wilde towards the end of the morning, there is so much new music emerging continually, it is a never ending opportunity to explore not just geographically, but sonically and in the imagination, which makes being a music reviewer one of the easiest things to do. This never ending stream of new compositions, equally makes it difficult for acts to gain traction, so it is the hope that new audiences will perhaps come back to some of these acts from time to time, that I bring you bands such as Oliver Wilde.
The somewhat melancholic sounds smear across the room in drifts of clouds filling the open spaces like ever expanding foam. Underpinning the acoustics are a spread of instruments and complex composition, which affords the resulting out-put such resonance and by keeping it subdued, a mystical presence.
Originally a solo performer the addition of a full band enables Oliver Wilde to both provide far greater depth in recording and equally a smoother transition to live performance.