BALGAY HILL: MORNING IN MAGNOLIA (2022 reissue)
Clay pipe music
As the Spring of discontent took hold on 2020, composer Andrew Wasylyk sought shelter in the familiar.
Low-light morning walks in Dundee’s 19th century Balgay Park acted as sanctuary and solace to events happening in the world outside. Opened in 1871 the park, with adjoining cemetery and sweeping panoramic views across the Firth Of Tay’s inner estuary, is known for its astronomical observatory which sits high on a wooded hill and is the only full-time public observatory in the UK. Balgay Hill: Morning In Magnolia is as much a daydream rubric through solitude as it is meditative map. An invite to untold stories and images that take flight in the listener’s mind.Here, Andrew Wasylyk offers another cohesive, unique, and transcendental journey through ambient, library and jazz. A comfort to pause, to look up, and to celebrate our human connection with the nature around us, and within us all.
- blossomlessness #2
- through the rose window
- magpie spring
- sun caught cloud like the belly of a cat
- avril hydrangeas
- western necropolis
- the ghost who never arrived
- observatory in bloom
- smiling school for calvinists
- the morning of magnolia light