Following on from the brilliant local release show in Phoenix and the worldwide CD pre-release, Hidden Shoal is excited to announce the official release of Will The Soft Curse Plague On?, the Scott Solter produced debut album by Arizona’s sonic adventurers Wizards Of Time.
Wizards Of Time deftly unleash technicolour art-rock like lightning bolts from their nimble fingers. Progressive without being prog and pop without being pap, the Wizards’ debut release Will The Soft Curse Plague On? is a staggering and unique concept album that weaves a universe-enveloping tapestry of dizzying complexity and emotional depth.
“At times, the whole begins to bleed together in a glorious haze of light and dark shades, and it’s so consistent that it’s difficult to begin to penetrate its surface. However, that unity only speaks to just how cohesive the Wizards’ sense of purpose is; this release suggests that they can achieve anything they set their eyes on, so long as they bring along a lust for adventure, a hearty helping of bombast, and a colony of instruments, playing above and under and against each other, creating new life in spaces where none previously existed.” – Absolute Punk
Visionary frontman Andrew Hiller guides the listener through a glorious wilderness of incandescent melodies and hurtling rhythms. You find yourself thrown willingly into a rabbit hole of song; cascading around the tape machine’s endlessly spooling reels; emerging, blinking and transformed, ready to ride again.
“a mess of electronic noise in the foreground and a soul-lifting emotional undertone, reminiscent of Animal Collective but rougher and more spacious. It is jarring and ambitious and also kind of brilliant – epic, spine-tingling, innovative music” – Beat magazine on ‘Little’s Jingle’, their Single Of The Week
Will The Soft Curse Plague On? is available now on CD and digital (MP3+FLAC). The CD comes as a beautiful 4 panel wallet with stunning artwork by Andrew Levi Hiller. All CD orders come with an immediate album download in MP3 or FLAC formats. Head to the Hidden Shoal Store for all orders and release details.