WOLS

WOLS

WOLS are the youngest members of the Pingipung family yet. The two Russians Evgeny Shchukin and Alexander Tochilkin have just passed the twenty not too long ago and therefore belong to a new breed of electronic musicians like Nicolas Jaar, James Blake or Joy O who are creating buzz around the globe right now. While listening to their music, you will easily ask yourself: How is this young bunch already capable of creating tracks with such depth and complexity? In the case of WOLS the answer is easy: They started producing beats far earlier. They already released Techno records under the “Modul” moniker on labels such as Ostwind, Level and Harthouse. And they've got their own netlabel for neoclassical music and ambient called Passage. This mixture of dancefloor and concert hall makes up the DNA of the WOLS tracks. Just as their music points to a variety of styles, their name points to a multitude of references: WOLS is the alias of the German painter Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze whose picture the two members like immensely. Secondly, in some colloquial variants of Russian, "WOLS" describes a slow person who has their head in the clouds. And the name refers to the project's origins in techno: WOLS have gradually developed towards their current sound by slowing down ("SLOW") and stirring the 4/4 beat. So SLOW became WOLS and history is unfolding.

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WOLS

Unframe (2011)

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