Wolf People

Be it old wine from new grapes or new wine from old grapes this band’s recipe rivals anything from the Psychedelic  Rock scene that this writer has experienced. It is rare that I am drawn to a band from this scene, but the more I listened to this group, the more the flow of it made me smile. This group from the Island has been together since 2005 so their passion for creating is persistent.  Listening to the difference between their older stuff in comparison to the newer stuff one can hear the growth into a a newness that has risen from the old as one warms to their more recent releases. Tinges of blues are strewn throughout this with continuation from a timeless sound lost to the punk, disco and technology movement of the  70’s.  Their music tells heartfelt stories.  They are a story within a story that maybe time is waiting to tell.

These creators have been around long enough to have articles written by some pros.

Links to what the pros said.

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/jul/21/wolf-people-fain-interview

http://www.heavyplanet.net/2011/01/new-band-to-burn-one-to-wolf-people.html (smiles at the article heading)

Band links

Home page

Facebook

Twitter

I struggled with picking just three videos to share, and then struggled with which order to list them. It usually comes without thought in doing this, but the diversity is well balanced between tracks and time with this band so I I picked three and used the number of times viewed for sharing order.

“You cannot reconcile creativeness with technical achievement. You may be perfect in playing the piano, and not be creative; you may play the piano most brilliantly, and not be a musician. You may be able to handle color, to put paint on canvas most cleverly, and not be a creative painter. You may create a face, an image out of a stone, because you have learned the technique, and not be a master creator. Creation comes first, not technique, and that is why we are miserable all our lives. We have technique -how to put up a house, how to build a bridge, how to assemble a motor, how to educate our children through a system we have learned all these techniques, but our hearts and minds are empty. We are first class machines; we know how to operate most beautifully, but we do not love a living thing. You may be a good engineer, you may be a pianist, you may write in a good style in English or Marathi or whatever your language is, but creativeness is not found through technique. If you have something to say, you create your own style; but when you have nothing to say, even if you have a beautiful style, what you write is only the traditional routine, a repetition in new words of the same old thing.
So, having lost the song, we pursue the singer. We learn from the singer the technique of song, but there is no song; and I say the song is essential, the joy of singing is essential. When the joy is there, the technique can be built up from nothing; you will invent your own technique, you won’t have to study elocution or style. When you have, you see, and the very seeing of beauty is an art.
” Krishnamurti.

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Wolf People

    • Jiddu is a hard dude to argue with when it comes to life for me. He points things out in a simple yet profound way. I’m glad you found comfort in it. Stay well.

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