A Winged Victory For The Sullen – ‘Desires Are Already Memories’ (Invisible Cities, 2021) (Video)

“Ambient is an amazing journey through the endless expanses of the world around us. When, instead of a thousand words, there is only the exceptional magic of sound and vibration in your hearts. Turn off the lights, take a deep breath, and relax. ”

“Ambient – удивительное путешествие по бескрайним просторам окружающего нас с вами мира. Когда вместо тысячи слов лишь исключительная магия звука и вибрации в ваших сердцах. Погасите свет, глубоко вздохните и расслабьтесь.”


A Winged Victory for the Sullen, the composer collaboration between Stars of the Lid founder Adam Wiltzie and L.A. composer Dustin O’Halloran, are set to release new album ‘Invisible Cities’ on February 26th 2021, the stunning score to the critically acclaimed theatre production directed by London Olympics ceremony video designer Leo Warner. Released on their own Artificial Pinearch Manufacturing label, the album comes as part of an agreement with A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s current label, Ninja Tune.

On the album, the music is distilled into a 45-minute version that draws on expansive worlds, hopeful compositions, and ominous soundscapes. “Desires Are Already Memories” is a steady unraveling, with heartbeat ambient synths slowly building on and overtaking the track’s choral ambience.


Reviewed by Nagamag on December 8, 2020