A Winged Victory For The Sullen
is the new project by Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie. Latter may be best known for founding the seminal ambient classical projects Stars of the Lid, The Dead Texan, and Aix Em Klemm, but he also has worked with groups such as The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Iron & Wine, Johann Johannsson, and Sparklehorse. The New Yorker currently lives in Belgium and Greece.
«A Winged Victory For The Sullen» was released in September 2011 via Erased Tapes.
My favorite band when I was discovering sex and drugs.
This is the first example time a score was put to just string orchestra. And consequentially it was indirectly the first time the world heard ambient music. And the guy did not even realize it! Amazing recording. Although I usually make a playlist and take out 'the murder' from the shower scene, cause that usually kills any sort of chill moment you may be experiencing.
No music needed for this. The sound of the ocean is always better than any terrestrial tunes.
I reckon I reside in quite literally the 3rd most dangerous city in the world to ride a bike. If I wear headphones during this activity, I will die.
I guess it is not very cool to chose oneself in this questionnaire, but I have used my dinner time over the last two years as the de facto AWVFTS listening hour. And it works quite well for digesting food, some introspective conversation, and some potential candlelight dinner that could slowly turn to a serious make out session. Yes, I am biased, but good people of Austria every once in a while you gotta trust an American.
I do not know how to dance, but my friend Fedra who is my favorite bar tender in my neighborhood watering hole, has an eclectic taste in music. She was playing «Painbrids» the other night, and it made me very happy.
Last week when I performed this ritual, I had «Das Rheingold» playing on my iPod.
This interview seems more suited for high school kids, than old shoes like me.
I prefer to fuck to silence, and the other lovely natural sounds that take place on these occasions.
My parents are deceased.
No music, cause the engines are too loud. I prefer earplugs, two vicodin, some whiskey, and sleep.
From the «Birth» soundtrack.
The Brussels metro is one of the smelliest experiences in the world, so I avoid the metro like the plague.
Have you actually listened to the music we make? No drums, no vocals = no tour bus.
Not so much a song, but a style. I enjoy to turn on one of the Belgian classical stations (Musique 3 or Klara) both have good morning programs.
I did not go to school.
At Madison Square Garden, NYC 1977.
From the album «Low». But I guess technically this is a Brian Eno song.
I tripped on a stuffed bear and hit the corner of my bed almost ripping off my bottom lip. I bled profusely, and remember this song playing in the cab on the way to the hospital as it was a HUGE hit in NYC in 1972.
I have not had the greatest summer of my life, yet....
Anything by Frank Sinatra. Sounds cheesy, but this guy was so fuckin New York.
As I said previously dancing is not one of my strong suits.
You should ask «my friends» that.
From the Peter Green era.
I have never had this sort of desire. When I was young I wanted to be a professional tennis player. I had a tragic knee injury that ended my career at 16. Music is just the back up plan for me. All my feelings of aspiration are tennis, and sports related.