BAND OF THE WEEK: HIGH WOLF

26 Dec

BAND OF THE WEEK: HIGH WOLF

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”

– “Awesome” Albert Einstein

There is an inherit mystery to the music – and the musician(s) – of HIGH WOLF that, in all candor, this conscious listener will have no desire to solve.
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This is not to say that the music of High Wolf is not compelling – quite the contrary. Nor is it to say that, with the passage of time, a more clear picture of High Wolf will not emerge. With the passage of time comes new perspectives, and if nothing else, High Wolf make the type of music custom made for new perspectives.

Those new perspectives do not necessarily mean answers, of course. The effect of listening to the album “Ascension” by High Wolf is somewhat akin to staring at the night sky in the absence of light pollution. You may get a more clear field of vision – yet the mysteries of the kosmiche remain.

Listen: Longtime readers of this blog (both of you) know that I am no Einstein. Those of you who have seen my mid-century attempts at defining Soviet cinema know that I am no Eisenstein, either. In fact, perhaps the most meaningful and directive words of wisdom that I have ever heard in my life (apart, you understand, from the words, “I am not gonna pay a lot for this muffler!”) is from the noted scientific and artistic genius named David Lee Roth, who said:

“We are only at our best when we are ascending towards something.”

High Wolf is ascending towards something.

Download “Solar System is My God” by High Wolf

“Such a networked path opens up an ecumenical space far more radical than New Age fantasies of global unity or the bland interfaith chats between liberal monotheists … We accept that we will not transcend the sometimes agonizing tension between the world’s various structures of belief and practice. Nor will we simply overcome more contemporary conflicts between faith and skepticism, the stones and the stories, the mundane absurdity of everyday life and the incandescence of the absolute. Instead, these tensions and conflicts become dynamic, calling us to face the Other with an openness that does not seek to assimilate them to our point of view. By replacing the need for a common ground with an acceptance and even celebration of our common groundlessness, network spirituality might creatively integrate these tensions while also learning when to let the gaps and ruptures alone. These are the spaces in which we simply breathe.”

Erik Davis, “Nomad Codes”

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