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New Universe (KLP204)

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Swooning guitars, found sounds, synthesizer trills, forward
percussion and dream vocals; New Universe [KLP204] is the
second full-length album by Desolation Wilderness. After touring
the country extensively, this album is the labor of a restless
engine; postcards from being constantly on the move.

New Universe alternates between lonely sounds and the
euphoria of freedom and distance – like an empty, foggy beach
in the early morning. These songs have a particular movement,
whether it’s the sun-drenched strut of “Boardwalk Theme” or a
barefoot sandy run on “Venice Beach.” There are themes of
escape and renewal, in leaving behind youth. The world is a vast
and beautiful place, but also dangerous – full of doomed,
overpowering love (“You Hold a Power Over Me”) and
night-walking loners (“San Francisco 2AM”).

Desolation Wilderness meets the listener on the edge of the
ocean, where the horizon meets the water in a perfect line.
Without searching, this New Universe finds you (“No Tomorrow”).

credits

released August 4, 2009

New Universe was recorded at the Dub Narcotic Studio in
Olympia, Washington after returning home.

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