Peter Wolff, who as a founding member of sludgy post metal heroes DOWNFALL OF GAIA has already toured the world, will release his debut solo album “Repeat“ on February 23,2018 on My Proud Mountain. he already presented “Repeat“ on four support gigs for NEUROSIS singer and guitarist Scott Kelly and John Judkins (RWAKE), and today we’re stoked to give you the full stream of this unique ambient record. “Repeat” concentrates on compositions of electronically produced spherical, cinematic music and sound design, experimented with classical instruments such as piano, strings and orchestra. He combines all this with his roots in guitar-oriented music, and the final effect is enthralling! Peter employs exactly the kind of formlessness that genre requires, and he’s proven he’s able to tap into the ability to sound like both some fine recollection and a breathtaking fresh offering.
„Repeat“ is a very personal work and served for one year to process a heavy loss. „Repeat“ is the soundtrack to the constantly rotating spiral of emotionally destructive events, without digressing into miserable realms. A constant rut that moves slowly and steadily and destroys a glimmer of hope with all its strength. Here’s what Peter had to say about the record:
“Repeat is a really personal and emotional record for me. I started with songwriting on the dying day of a close friend and after exact one year I stopped on the point where I was. This record describes one year of coping with bereavement, the wander around grief, abyss and solace and ends with the insight that this will repeat again and again and will never end.”
After gaining fundamental experiences in several guitardriven bands for many years, Peter Wolff became a founding member of the spheric black metal band “Downfall of Gaia”. Being one of their main songwriters, he highly influenced the sound and forged it to its acclaimed mixture of raging black metal speed and athmospheric dreamlike soundscapes.
Downfall of Gaias output was received well by worldwide listeners as well as by the musicindustry. Thus, they released two Albums on one of the worlds biggest record labels for hard sounds “Metal Blade Records” and toured every continent, including countries like the USA, Russia, Australia and Japan. After 8 years, he felt that it was time for him to head towards different sonic shores and he left the band in peace and mutual respect.
The new work of multi-instrumentalist Peter Wolff is dominated by spheric and moviescore like sounds, reducing the distorted guitar and opening up for piano, synthesizers, strings and some well placed drums. The result presents fluent and hypnotizing acoustic sculptures to the listener. Names like Max Richter, Johann Johannsson or Bohren & der Club of Gore come to your mind while enjoying Peters latest compositions though his creation has its unique flavour and leads you to musical pathes you have never walked before.