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Billows, Curtailed (MP3)

From Utrecht-based Olaf Wisselink

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Olaf Wisselink is based in Utrecht, Netherlands. His short track “Nageur” sounds more like premonition than event. It comes in waves, a mix of anticipation and memory, both lighter than air and weighed down with experience, even a tinge of portent. The waves come pitched higher, then lower, then higher again. They are gracious reveries whose loveliness is curtailed, intentionally it seems, by the track’s all too brief running time, just 2:20. At an hour, this might have been a luxurious cushion. At barely two minutes, it ends soon enough to leave the listener with a sense of loss.

Track originally posted for free download at soundcloud.com/olafwie. More from Wisselink at olaf.bandcamp.com.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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