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Photoraphy by Kara Nixon

Photoraphy by Kara Nixon

 
Photo by Michele Farbman

Photo by Michele Farbman

Ambient guitarist Nico Wyland, aka FerrariLover, has always perceived music as a multi-dimensional art form. “I think of song like I do abstract painting” asserts Wyland, who has made a career out of combining her striking visual art with her mini symphonic worlds. “I feel Modern music can be a contemporary art form.” 

 

As a child, she remembers putting on her headphones and disappearing into the music of David Bowie and Love and Rockets, and later in college, Air, Cocteau Twins, Spiritualized, and the London Suede for hours at a time. Today her disparate influences also range from ambient, Hindu kirtan, dance, Arabian, and Turkish music to classical to Brazilian jazz as well. “I’ve known that I was destined to be a guitarist since I was five years old, watching MTV in the 80’s” Wyland reflects. While her obsession with pedals and effects was born from her early love of rock music, as she matured these tools allowed her to express deeper parts of her inner psyche/sanctuary. “Music is an escape, a vacation from distractions,” she says.  These otherworldly constructs became the framework around which her lush, cinematic improvisations were created, falling somewhere between PJ Harvey and Philip Glass.

 

Her sound installations have been shown internationally in contemporary exhibition spaces, Huset Gallery and The Academy of Film and the Arts in Gent, Belgium, and as part of an online sound exhibition curated by GGeorge Arts London. Wyland’s debut album, Seventh Sky, was created as a soundscape to ‘cosmically’ tune up the listener. It’s hypnotic guitar-driven pulsations are complimented by unexpected flashes of beauty and deep, ambient swells but perhaps the most astonishing thing about the music is that most of the songs were recorded in one improvised take in the span of a few days. 

 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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ferrarilover is working on a co-write, and recording new material for the next album. 

 

SEVENTH SKY out everywhere jan 6 2017!    

 

"...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 undeterminable 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.

the ferrarilover influences playlist is on spotify and tidal.

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Seventh Sky cover, presenting the painting of the same name by Nico Wyland © 2016.

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Photography by Kara Nixon

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Photo by Michele Farbman

  

 

  

 

Seventh Sky is mastered with Kris Towne at Capricorn Studios, San Diego. The seventh and final song on the album will be revealed when the record is released, Jan 6, 2017.  

Winter NAMM this year was great. Nico's effects obsession will continue to bring new sonic textures to accent her signature sound. Look for the FerrariLover Influences playlist on Spotify and Tidal.  Nico's influences are disparate and endless; these playlists offer a few of them. 

 

 

 

 
Mastering at Capricorn Studios.

Mastering at Capricorn Studios.

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Otherworldly guitar magic.  

 

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