'Visual Music' - Augustwolf

Augustwolf's instrumental album 'Visual Music' is a captivating and evocative exploration of sound, rhythm, and melody. From the first track to the last, listeners are taken on a journey through a vast sonic landscape, filled with dynamic grooves, lush harmonies, and intricate musical arrangements.

Throughout the album, Augustwolf showcases his mastery of a wide range of instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, bass, violins, acoustic guitar, and brass. Each instrument is given a chance to shine, with solos that are full of emotion, expression, and technical skill.

As soon as the first few notes of "Pursuit" fill the air, the listener is immediately swept up in a tempestuous vortex of raw energy and dynamic musicality. The expertly crafted lead guitar riffs of Augustwolf combine flawlessly with the rapid-fire drum beats, thick heavy bass and guitar chords, creating a soundscape that is both urgent and mesmerizing. This instrumental masterpiece takes the listener on a sonic journey with its breathtaking guitar solos, lush orchestral arrangements of strings and synths, and mind-bending electric guitar shredding. It's a heart-pumping addition to the already exhilarating tracks on Augustwolf's "Visual Music" album. When the instruments glide seamlessly together, it's like a giant wave building up, connecting different sections of the music, and keeping you on the edge of your seat. The seamless synchronization of the instruments creates a feeling of unity like each musician is working together towards a common goal - to create an unforgettable musical experience for the listener.

One can't help but be impressed by the buttery smoothness and masterful precision of the guitar. It's as if the musician's hands have become one with the instrument, effortlessly flowing through the rhythm and producing an electrifying sound that intrigues the senses. It's clear that Augustwolf's passion and skill are on full display in this unforgettable musical offering.

"The Sorcerer's Audition" brings out more emotions, highlighting the delightful aspect of this fusion. The sharpness of the guitars merges with the strings as the track evolves into an endless stream of melodies turning them into a tuneful storytelling performance. The track takes you on a musical journey, transitioning back and forth between soft, mellow pieces and hard-hitting, tough sounds. It's like a rollercoaster ride of emotions, with each change in tone adding a new layer of depth and complexity to the music. The contrast between the gentle, soothing melodies and the intense, powerful beats creates a sense of tension and release, keeping the listener engaged and interested throughout. It's one of the best showcases of a magical performance with a true test of skills and a beautifully crafted blend of genres. It is truly a mystical and skilful performance by Augustwolf. As noted by Augustwolf, the track indeed has the vibe of a skeptical king challenging a sorcerer to impress him.

Each track is a delightful surprise, revealing intricate and nuanced details in the musicians' performances that are sure to fascinate and impress. From the subtle nuances of the bassline to the intricate fingerwork on the guitar, each instrument is given a chance to shine, highlighting the immense talent of the musicians involved. As you listen to each track, you'll be amazed by the level of skill and precision on display, and you'll discover new details and surprises with each listen.

"Jimmy Jam", is the energy of a groovy and soulful instrumental blues track that showcases the incredible interplay between a diverse range of instruments. With the electric guitar leading the way, the listener is treated to a masterful display of soulful and expressive melodies that tug at the heartstrings. The acoustic drums provide a solid and steady rhythm that's impossible not to move to, while the Hammond organ and piano add a lush and textured layer of harmony and melody that fills the air with warmth and richness. Together, these instruments create a truly captivating and emotive soundscape that's guaranteed to make you tap your toes and nod your head along to the beat. Whether you're a fan of blues, rock, or just great music in general, "Jimmy Jam" is a track that's sure to leave you feeling uplifted, energized, and moved. This track holds a special meaning for Augustwolf, as he dedicated it to his friend Jim, who had an unwavering love for blues and R&B music.

"Cirque Show" by Augustwolf opens with a thunderous round of applause, setting the stage for an epic journey through a mesmerizing musical landscape. As the music unfolds, the listener is treated to a stunning display of key and rhythm changes, propelled forward by the awe-inspiring depth and power of a grand orchestral choir. The human voice takes center stage, carrying the track on its shoulders with a resounding bass that shakes the very foundations of the listener's soul. It's a true testament to the art of melodic communication between instruments, as each note and phrase is perfectly placed to create a tapestry of sound that's both intricate and mesmerizing. From the lovely flute expressions that bookend the track to the signature guitar playing that's present throughout the album, every element is perfectly balanced and crafted to perfection. The powerful drums provide a backbone that keeps the music moving forward with relentless energy and passion, a testament to the incredible effort that went into arranging and maintaining the magnificence of this piece of art. Overall, "Cirque Show" is a thrilling and unforgettable musical journey that showcases the true genius of Augustwolf's artistry. This track perfectly captures the essence of a cirque performance troupe, making it the ideal score for such an event.

"On Douglas Pond" is a serene instrumental track that invokes the feeling of floating on peaceful water in the summertime. The track features a blend of electric and acoustic guitars, strings, and a unique combination of plucked sounds from what is assumed to be a harp, dulcimer, and mandolin. The guitars provide a soothing and melodic foundation, while the strings add a sense of depth and emotion to the mix. The plucked sounds create a gentle and intricate texture that makes the track feel even more peaceful and calming. As you listen to "On Douglas Pond," you can't help but feel a sense of tranquility wash over you, transporting you to a calm and peaceful place where all your worries fade away.

"Urban Dossier 8f" evokes a sense of mystery, intrigue, and coolness with its smooth and funky instrumentation. The electric guitar and piano take center stage, delivering groovy and catchy riffs that are supported by the steady beat of the acoustic drums and rhythmic plucked acoustic guitar. The bass provides a solid foundation for the track, anchoring the rhythm with its deep and resonant notes. The Hammond organ adds a touch of vintage charm to the mix, filling in the spaces with its warm and textured tones. The overall feeling of the track is one of sophistication and urbanity, with a hint of danger lurking just beneath the surface. It's the perfect soundtrack for a spy movie or a heist scene, capturing the excitement and tension of a high-stakes operation with its cool and collected vibe.

"La La Chillax" is a serene and dreamy instrumental track that perfectly encapsulates the feeling of living in the moment and embracing the present. The smooth and sultry saxes create a sense of relaxation and ease, while the acoustic guitar and plucked strings provide a gentle and rhythmic foundation that allows the listener to drift along with the music. The acoustic drums and bass add a subtle groove that keeps the track moving forward at just the right pace. In the background, a female voice provides a subtle and ethereal quality that adds to the overall feeling of calmness and tranquility. It's the perfect soundtrack for those moments when you just want to let go and chill out, with no worries and no cares. "La La Chillax" is a beautiful and uplifting composition that reminds us to take a deep breath, slow down, and enjoy the simple things in life.

The track "Soften the hammer" evokes a strong sense of drama and tension, transporting the listener to the rugged landscape of the old west. The sharp, striking sound of the bells/xylophone cuts through the air, accompanied by the deep, resonant strings that provide a sense of weight and gravity. The piano weaves intricate melodies throughout the piece, adding a touch of melancholy to the overall atmosphere. The thundering beat of the big drums is a constant presence, driving the rhythm forward with relentless force. The deep bass anchors the entire track, providing a solid foundation for the other instruments to build upon. Together, these elements create a sense of struggle and determination, as if the listener is witnessing the hard work of a group of people overcoming great challenges in pursuit of their goals.

"Blockster" is a thunderous and electrifying instrumental track that packs a punch in just sixty seconds. The music instantly transports you to a world of giant monsters and epic battles, with its fierce and relentless sound. The heavy use of electric guitar and pounding drums create a sense of tension and urgency, while the soaring melodies of the strings and brass evoke a feeling of grandeur and heroism. It's like a musical representation of a towering kaiju rampaging through a city, leaving destruction in its wake. The track builds to a climactic finale, leaving you feeling exhilarated and pumped up. It's the perfect soundtrack for any action-packed scene, with its unbridled energy and larger-than-life sound.

"Here I Stand" is an instrumental track that speaks volumes about the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit. This track is dedicated to Don, who has taken on the world for love and never given up. The song features a beautiful interplay of various instruments including piano, guitar, drums, bass, violins, acoustic guitar, and brass. The music itself is uplifting and triumphant, with a driving beat that speaks to the determination and strength that is required to face life's challenges. The melody is both memorable and inspiring, with a soaring quality that lifts the listener up and encourages them to keep pushing forward. The use of strings adds a sense of grandeur to the piece, while the piano and acoustic guitar provide a sense of intimacy and emotional depth. It's a beautiful and moving composition that reminds us of the importance of love, hope, and never giving up in the face of adversity.

'Ukraine Peace and War' is a breathtaking instrumental track that evokes a range of emotions, from serenity and calm to turmoil and conflict. The song begins on a peaceful note, with gentle acoustic guitar melodies that lull the listener into a sense of tranquility alongside calmess of strings in the background. A peaceful beginning as the track slowly makes its transition towards a tone that shifts dramatically. The drums and bass kick in, signaling the onset of war and chaos. The orchestra become more aggressive with the signature guitar and the brass section adds a sense of urgency and tension to the piece. It's as if the very fabric of the song has been torn apart, reflecting the brutal reality of war. Despite this, there is still a sense of hope in 'Ukraine Peace and War'. The violins continue to weave their way through the chaos, reminding us that even in the midst of conflict, beauty and goodness can still be found. The track ends on a note of cautious optimism, leaving the listener with the sense that peace may one day return to Ukraine.

Overall, 'Visual Music' is a stunning achievement in instrumental music, demonstrating Augustwolf's versatility as a musician and his ability to tell a story through sound alone. It is a must-listen for anyone who appreciates the power and beauty of instrumental music.

Definitely listen to 'Visual Music' by Augustwolf on Spotify.

About Augustwolf:

Augustwolf is the work and alter-identity of Douglas Wolf Reid. Doug has been creating original productions since he was a young boy and he recently completed his 2000th video production that covers a range of film, video and audio solutions for entertainment and many business sectors. What does that kind of experience mean? It means that Augustwolf as a resource is rich with solutions that work. Even though productions vary from children’s education, healthcare, finance, retail, heavy industry, brand marketing and advertising to pure entertainment, all Augustwolf Productions are notable for their high-quality, creativity and integrity. Augustwolf can provide all stages of audio and visual production, from research and development to integration, direction and production. Augustwolf films are usually designed to last for years and be repurposed in many forms.