Purveyors of contemporary ambient and electronic inspired music, A Winged Victory for the Sullen make a bold return on new album “The Undivided Five”, their debut for Ninja Tune. The pair, made up of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie, have created iconic film scores and forward-thinking ambient groups, releasing a series of gamechanging records for Erased Tapes and Kranky and have amassed over 30 million streams on Spotify alone.
The duo have emerged alongside peers like Max Richter, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Tim Hecker and Fennesz. Their 2014 album “Atomos” was the product of a commission to score a new performance by Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor, while 2016’s “Iris” was the score for director Jalil Lespert’s thriller, “In the Shadow of Iris”. They count the likes of Jon Hopkins among their fans, who included ‘Requiem For The Static King Part One’ on his 2015 Late Night Tales compilation.
O’Halloran previously won an Emmy for his 2015 theme song for Jill Soloway’s Transparent series and was nominated for an Oscar as well as a Golden Globe for his 2016 score with Hauschka for Garth Davis’ Lion. Wiltzie, meanwhile, founded lauded ambient-classical groups Stars of the Lid, The Dead Texan and Aix Em Klemm and has since scored Hollywood films, including a collaboration with Jóhann Jóhannsson for 2014’s The Theory of Everything.
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Our Lord Debussy
The Haunted Victorian Pencil
The Slow Descent Has Begun
A Minor Fifth Is Made Of Phantoms
The Rhythm Of A Dividing Pair
Keep It Dark, Deutschland
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