“When viscous silence instead of a thousand faceless words fills your insides. When the gray colors of gloomy cities remain on the horizon. When two worlds unite – the world of Neoclassical and Ambient, the immersion into the new single A Winged Victory For The Sullen – So That The City Can Begin To Exist begins.”

“Когда вязкая тишина вместо тысячи безликих слов заполняет твоё нутро. Когда серые краски угрюмых городов остаются за горизонтом. Когда соединяются два мира – мир Neoclassical и Ambient, начинается погружение в новый сингл A Winged Victory For The Sullen – So That The City Can Begin To Exist. ”

A Winged Victory for the Sullen, aka Stars of the Lid founder Adam Wiltzie and L.A. composer Dustin O’Halloran, share the contemplative, blooming album opener “So That the City Can Begin To Exist” from the upcoming Invisible Cities LP, out February 26th 2021. Releasing 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.

It’s a collection of their music from the critically acclaimed theatre production directed by London Olympics ceremony video designer Leo Warner. On the album, the music is distilled into a 45-minute version that draws on expansive worlds, hopeful compositions, and ominous soundscapes.

Reviewed by Nagamag on 
January 8, 2021

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