All Hands Bury the Cliffs at Sea is Wanderwelle’s debut electro-acoustic performance, which consists of wailing odes to an environment at risk by focusing on the dramatic effects caused by receding coastlines around the globe.
Last April, ambient music duo Wanderwelle released their fourth full-length album titled ‘A State Of Decrepitude’ on the Los Angeles-based A Strangely Isolated Place. The artists composed a soundtrack to humanity that once was, inspired by the many aspects of impermanence and facets of decay. What can seem like closing credits to our world today, can in fact help shine a light on the fragile beauty we find in the everyday. During the pandemic, Wanderwelle continued to dive into the concept of decay and elaborated on the destructive forces of nature, enhanced by the climate crisis. They composed a new body of work, inspired by first hand experiences and meetings with local maritime experts on the subject of receding coastlines.
‘All Hands Bury the Cliffs at Sea’ tells the story of the everlasting activity of eroding waves and winds shaping the land. All are reminders of the temporality of man’s existence and its surroundings. It makes one aware of our short presence on Earth. A repress of A State of Decrepitude will be available the coming months.
About the artists
Next to their academic occupations, Phil van Dulm and Alexander Bartels are known as Wanderwelle. The Amsterdam-based duo is known for their ambient productions with each solo album being repressed. Recently, the artists expanded their sound palette with electro-acoustic additions, which will be the main approach for upcoming albums and performances. Wanderwelle performed live at several clubs, festivals and institutions around Europe, including Tresor, Cafe Oto, Draaimolen Festival, De School, Parallel Festival, Ankali, the Eye film museum and the Van Gogh Museum. In 2021 their debut graphic novel, in collaboration with illustrator Floor van het Nederend, will be published.