Today, Andrew Wasylyk announces his new album, The Paralian, which will be released on 1 February 2019 on Athens of the North.
Earlier this year, Andrew was commissioned by arts centre and historic house Hospitalfield in Arbroath, Scotland to create music for their restored 19th century Erard Grecian harp. Over the next five months, he created melodies and progressions echoing the building’s unique relationship with the looming North Sea horizon. Using not only the harp, but the house’s original grand piano, Andrew explored the Angus landscape and beyond, gathering field recordings on trips to neighbouring Seaton Cliffs and Bell Rock Lighthouse – the world’s oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse.
These harp-led compositions gave way to The Paralian – Wasylyk’s third full-length album – which explores a range of themes utilising a broad palette of instrumentation including flugelhorn, euphonium, oboe, string trio, vintage synthesisers, drones and piano.
Watch the mesmeric album teaser below: