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exotic legend out aug 23 | Endless Seconds single out aug 2. video premiere late july

"...AN ORCHESTRA UNTO ITSELF.." -BSIDES.TV

SCROLL TO WATCH OFFICIAL VIDEOS FOR SILENT LIGHTNING KISS, SLOW MOTION PIROUETTE AND IRIDESCENT PRISM 

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bio

Photoraphy by Kara Nixon

Photoraphy by Kara Nixon

 
Photo by Michele Farbman

Photo by Michele Farbman

Exotic Legend (due out August 23rd)—- is ambient guitarist Nico Wyland aka FerrariLover’s structured sensual beast, composed of densely layered songs with multiple tracks of reverb drenched sounds intricately woven together. While the songs in her debut Seventh Sky were improvised often in a single take, the chord progressions on Exotic Legend are for the most part methodical, rich pulsations which create cavernous spaces around her signature delicate ‘Stealthy—‘ as the song title describes—-melody lines. 

In this effort, FerrariLover has expanded her studio to create harmonics which drift into an expansive horizon, at once elusive and self contained. It’s study music for otherworldly discovery or perhaps a hidden path into FerrariLover’s inner world. “One thing I really love about art is that it often makes very little rational sense,” Wyland asserts. “I like to unearth the pure mystery of it all.” 

FerrariLover hails from San Diego but has traveled the world over, deeply soaking up French, Italian and Eastern culture. Her music is characterized by ‘savoir-faire’—she often composes with filmic images in her mind, such as those of the new wave cinema which played in her home as a youngster. 

In her formative years, she remembers putting on her headphones and disappearing into the MTV of the 80’s. From a very young age she began making elaborate mixtapes, mashing up various genres, and this practice eventually transitioned into DJing. In her twenties, while living in NYC, she sold her turntables to buy her first guitar and never looked back, falling deeply in love with effect pedals and the world of sound that one can create with the slightest touch of the fretboard. 

FerrariLover’s guitar overtures give off a haunting, other worldly vibe, interspersed with unexpected flashes of beauty. It’s genre-defying music that falls somewhere between PJ Harvey and Philip Glass. Her sound installations have been shown internationally in contemporary exhibition spaces in Belgium as well as online. The hypnotic pulsations of Seventh Sky grabbed the attention of international press. The follow up, Exotic Legend, crafts a kind of sci-fi sinewy fairy tale, its song titles reflecting Wyland’s self created mini cosmos—the outro, ‘Isitiva,’ a glimmer of a loops and crystalline effects, is the the name of the secret power attained by masters of Vedanta meditation ‘to act freely even to create something wonderful or to annihilate anything at will—- a power, the record suggests, which mystically resides in music.

 ॐ नमः शिवाय  

 

 

 

artist Statement

‘All my life, music has been my place of solace, joy, (self-)reflection, bliss, contemplation, meditation, my muse, creating a soundtrack for all of my experiences. As a kid, I would put on my headphones and disappear into the sound. When I became a musician, the space of inner silence, from which all my art and focus has emerged, became more intense, and I realized that silence— the framework around which notes are constructed— is the most critical element in music.  It is this literal and internal silent  sanctuary, this quietness of sound mysteriously and magically present in music, which fascinates me.’

 

 

 

 
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Seventh Sky

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OUT FEB 15: THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE FOLLOW UP ALBUM—SILENT LIGHTNING KISS

the new ferrarilover album is finished and set for summer release. 

 

on set at the shoot for a video for a song from the new album on the dry lake bed outside las vegas.

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On set with director Tai Howard and photographer Lorenzo Savignano. Video this summer.

On set with director Tai Howard and photographer Lorenzo Savignano. Video this summer.

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Future Self, digital manipulation ©2016

Future Self, digital manipulation ©2016

Exotica 1,  acrylic, ink, paper, gel medium on canvas. ©2019

Exotica 1, acrylic, ink, paper, gel medium on canvas. ©2019

Exotica 2, digital manipulation ©2019

Exotica 2, digital manipulation ©2019

Secret Power , oil, acrylic, ink on canvas, ©2016.

Secret Power, oil, acrylic, ink on canvas, ©2016.

 

 

"...An orchestra unto itself." -bsides.tv

"study music for other-worldly discovery...truly genre-defying... leaves the listener speechless, mesmerized..." -Audifact

"conjures up the vastness and indeterminable nature of the universe through the use of... effects that stretch the boundaries of what is known as guitar-based sound." -Indie music review

 

Ferrarilover at NAMM 2017.  Nico attended winter namm this year and did a lot of exploring of new effects. More sonic textures are on the horizon.

 

OUT NOW SCROLL TO WATCH

SLOW MOTION PIROUETTE OFFICIAL VIDEO BY MICHELE FARBMAN FEATURING ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY FERRARILOVER.

IRIDESCENT PRISM OFFICIAL VIDEO BY DAN WATT FEATURING STUNNING TIME-LAPSE PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE NIGHT SKY.  

Official Videos for Slow Motion Pirouette and Iridescent Prism Below.

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Photography by Kara Nixon

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Photo by Michele Farbman

RyanAir to Brussels , oil, ink, acrylic, ©2016.

RyanAir to Brussels, oil, ink, acrylic, ©2016.

Exotic & Pristine , acrylic, ink, nailpolish and paper on canvas ©2017

Exotic & Pristine, acrylic, ink, nailpolish and paper on canvas ©2017

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Mastering at Capricorn Studios.

Mastering at Capricorn Studios.

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Gallery Firework, ©2017

 

 

 

 

Ferrarilover

 

Otherworldly guitar magic.  

 

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NEW VISUAL WORKS - EDITION CANVAS PRINTS, FACE MOUNT ACRYLIC, AND DYE SUB ON METAL ARE AVAILABLE. CONTACT NICO@NICOWYLAND.COM FOR INFORMATION.

Exotica 1, acrylic, ink, gel medium, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 1, acrylic, ink, gel medium, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 2, digital manipulation © 2019

Exotica 2, digital manipulation © 2019

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Exotica 3, digital manipulation ©2019

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Exotica 4, digital manipulation ©2019

Exotica 5 , acrylic, ink, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 5, acrylic, ink, paper on canvas ©2019

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Exotica 6, digital manipulation ©2019

Exotica 7 , acrylic, ink, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 7, acrylic, ink, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 8 , acrylic, ink, nail polish, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 8, acrylic, ink, nail polish, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 9 , digital manipulation ©2019

Exotica 9, digital manipulation ©2019

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Exotica 10, digital manipulation ©2019

Exotica 11 , acrylic, pen, ink, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 11, acrylic, pen, ink, paper on canvas ©2019

Exotica 12, digital manipulation ©2019

Exotica 12, digital manipulation ©2019

 

VISUAL ART BIO

A graduate of Vassar College, Wyland taught herself painting as an undergraduate while studying philosophy and making dj mixes for her friends in the art studio. She studied photography at Columbia University, and recalls the day she was captivated by the images in her first Artforum magazine, including paintings by Clyfford Still. Having learned French from a young age, she was exposed to international art early. “I recall that there was always a foreign indie film playing in our house—a backdrop of images and sounds that had a tremendous impact on my process to this day. My mind thinks in images and sounds and puts them together in a type of topographical collage made up of seeming unrelated disparate elements that make a picture.” 

Living in NYC, interning at a Brooklyn gallery and later working at the video art gallery at the Orange County Museum of Art, Wyland learned make video art. This training in the visual arts preceded her official training as a musician, and laid the foundation as she found her voice with ambient guitar, weaving together textures of sound in a manner similar to her painting style. 

Influenced by countless trips to art galleries while living in Los Angeles, New York, and Rome, Italy, Nico’s work reflects the panache of some of her strongest influences, including Cy Twombly, Cai Guo Qiang, and Tracey Emin. Working in multimedia, her materials include ink, acrylic, pen, and magazine seamlessly threaded together with sinuous drips of gel medium. These mixed media paintings are then reworked in digital manipulations which include hundreds of fragments of images. Her inspiration comes from the ocean, her study of philosophy & vedanta, and the fashion, art, & music world.

“Often times I am taken with a flash of color that I see in a screenshot, fashion collection, sunset, headline or magazine, and use these pieces to create a certain look I have in mind; this “look” comes from the kind of ‘detached gaze’ or transcendent quality I have learned to cultivate in years studying philosophy and meditation. It could be the tiniest fragment of iridescence that I use to work my final image.”