Video Premiere: Peter Wolff & Jens Borgaard ‘Dwell’ –  From New Album ‘Destroyer’ That’s Out Now

When Peter Wolff and Jens Borgaard decided to collaborate on their latest album, an intriguing and immersive piece of music was created. The result is Destroyer, a nine-track opus that was released by My Proud Mountain that spans forty minutes of dark ambience soundscapes from Wolff which twists and turns with Borgaard’s despondent narrative.

Peter Wolff
Peter Wolff

The concept behind Destroyer wasn’t just an audio experience though as the duo reached out to videographer Kai Lietzke to put his vision to their sounds, about which, Lietzke explains, ‘The film embodies the destructive story of the album without human reference points and only through images with pure association of natural forces. These are primarily created in an artificial way and play with the limit of one’s perception through the merging of organic and virtual aesthetics’.

Although the stunning cinematography can be experienced as an entire piece of audio and visual art, for your convenience it’s been split into four individual edits, one of which The Shaman is elated to bring to you today for the album’s opening track Dwell.

Now sit back and click play below to let the haunting darkness of Wolff, Borgaard and Lietzke‘s creation captivate your senses…

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Destroyer is the third solo work from Downfall Of Gaia’s Peter Wolff.

This time he joins forces with Dutch folk singer Jens Bogaard of Knifefight and filmmaker Kai Lietzke who already worked with Wolff on the last album movie Breath.

Destroyer is a record that combines the dark ambient soundscapes of Peter Wolff with the deep warm voice of Jens Borgaard and the incredible film work of Kai Lietzke who again made a full art movie for the album cut into videos for each song.

Peter Wolff & Jens Borgaard 'Destroyer' Artwork
Peter Wolff & Jens Borgaard ‘Destroyer’ Artwork

Pairing the traditional folk background of Jens Borgaard with Peter Wolff‘s affinity for dark electronic music as well as post-metal/crust-core when playing guitar in Downfall Of Gaia, results in a mesmerizing, intimidating landscape of sound.

After witnessing a fatal car crash, this record attempts to portray the merciless void experienced by the person that caused the deadly accident and is taken into custody. He is cuffed, put in the back of a police car, and nervously tries to reflect on the mere minutes gone by. This very moment is what Destroyer is about.

‘The confrontation, the urge to forget, to flee to anywhere but here and to put blame on anyone but himself and finally he realizes that the death he caused will destroy all that was before’ says Borgaard about the idea of the album.

Peter Wolff & Jens Borgaard 'Destroyer' - Red Vinyl
Peter Wolff & Jens Borgaard ‘Destroyer’ – Red Vinyl

The record is brought to completion by Kai Lietzkes’ haunting visuals that make Destroyer an audio and visual experience. About his work, Lietzke says,‘Rocks symbolize the inescapable fate of the protagonist and his environment, the phenomenon of the mirage and amorphous structures as a metaphor for the slipping away of one’s own reality, the sea as a symbol of death, and heaven and hell as an exaggerated representation of inner turmoil. A journey through the abyss mirrored by synthetic worlds’.

Destroyer was recorded by Peter Wolff, the recording was then sent over to Jonas Romann who mixed and mastered it at ChaosCompressorClub.

Peter Wolff & Jens Borgaard 'Destroyer' - Black Vinyl
Peter Wolff & Jens Borgaard ‘Destroyer’ – Black Vinyl

Destroyer Tracklist:
01. Dwell
02. End
03. Serene
04. Transmit
05. Rain
06. Observe
07. You
08. Extol
09. Reaper

Destroyer, the collaboration album of dark ambience from Peter Wolff & Jens Borgaard was released through My Proud Mountain in November last year. The red or black vinyl can be purchased on the labels webstore and for digital downloads head over to Bandcamp.

Label: My Proud Mountain
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