Andrew Wasylyk releases a new album, ‘Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation’, on Edinburgh’s Athens Of The North Records.
Including recent single ‘Last Sunbeams Of Childhood’, it’s the third in a trio of records inspired by the landscape of Eastern Scotland.
The long-layer is preceded by ‘Themes for Buildings and Spaces’, from 2017, which focused on the architecture and industry of Dundee, and 2019’s Scottish Album of the Year Award-shortlisted ‘The Paralian’, which took its feel from the North Sea coastline.
Recorded between summer 2019 and January 2020, ‘Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation’s 10 tracks cover the geography of the River Tay’s inner estuary.
The multi-instrumentalist and composer contributes drum grooves, acoustic and electric guitar, upright piano, Fender Rhodes, and clàrsach harp to the release, although, as on ‘The Paralian’, string arrangements are by Pete Harvey, known for his work with King Creosote, Modern Studies and The National Theatre of Scotland.
Wasylyk has also recently released an EP, ‘Still Life, Sweetheart‘, with former Makar Liz Lochhead.
The Dundee-based musician, who when not making solo music, can be found variously as a member of Idlewild (under the moniker Andrew Mitchell) and The Hazey Janes, as well as The Grand Gestures.