Andrew Wasylyk is the alias of Scottish writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell
Does your street have its own sound? Beyond the cars and the voices and the perpetual white noise of modern life, do the local spaces that you call home – the parks and the paths, the great trees and the graveyards – have their own distinct musical personalities? Do they offer up melodies that come alive when one foot goes down in front of the other, or when the sun blinks out over the horizon?
Andrew Wasylyk – the visionary Scottish composer and producer – has quietly set about soundtracking his locale to dazzling effect. His recent triptych of albums (Themes for Buildings and Spaces, The Paralian and Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation) collectively explored the East coast of Scotland, while 2021’s masterful Balgay Hill: Morning in Magnolia took inspiration from a Dundee park that provided a peaceful respite for many against the creeping panic of the pandemic.
Wasylyk’s journeys and thought processes are set to continue through his gloriously transportational live shows (which have already seen him nominated for Best Live Act at the 2021 Scottish Alternative Music Awards) and his mesmerising records, more of which are on the way. And they are all journeys that anyone is invited to join in on, whether in a gig venue or on headphones. Just bring an open mind.
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Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music Album Of The Year, 2020
Piccadilly Records Top 10 Albums of the Year, 2020
Monorail Music Top 20 Albums of the Year, 2020
“at the confluence between The High Lamas, David Axelrod and Boards Of Canada” ★★★★★ – Record Collector Magazine, 2020
★★★★ – Shindig! Magazine, 2020