NYC multi-reedist Doug Wieselman takes a captivating approach on his upcoming album, WA-Zoh. He crafts a sonic wonderland of alien landscapes using birdsong recordings taken everywhere, from his apartment in Brooklyn to the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. “Fourvière” sings beneath a dense rainforest canopy. Tonal flutters skip through fuzzy mazes where woodwind serenades get lost in the scattered leaves, obscured from light while alive in the flickering movements at ground level. This music stretches across atmospheres with expressive wistfulness and a bright timbre fluttering away on apparitional wings. Incredible.
WA-Zoh will be released by figureight on May 26. Stream below and pre-order HERE.