Wilderness Hymnal is the solo project of British-Venezuelan musician and visual artist Javier Wallis.
Drawing on a hallucinatory Catholic childhood where woodland, sacrament and bleak personal history weren’t far away from each other, the result is a series of apocalyptic psalms that blur the lines between drone, post-metal, chamber music and stark, glacial electronics.
Wilderness Hynal has released the stunning track I Buried My Teeth via Alternative Control. The song is from the upcoming split album with Duncan Evans Until Liars Fear You. The album will be released on November 5th via Trepanation Recordings.
Javier Wallis of Wilderness Hynal comments: «Demons are elliptical. We gain ground, sometimes watch them drop out of sight in the rear-view mirror… and suddenly find ourselves encircled again by the same teeth. Often, the teeth that haunted our fathers, and their fathers, and theirs».
Born in Gibraltar to British-Venezuelan parents, Javier Wallis is hard to place at the best of times. A singer and multi-instrumentalist, his work as Wilderness Hymnal fuses elements of European folk, drone, post-metal, chamber music and glacial electronics into a haunting psychedelic trip. This restless and irreverent approach to genre finds him most at home in the hinterland of atmospheric heavy music shared by Chelsea Wolfe, Ulver, Emma Ruth Rundle and Dead Can Dance.
1. Wilderness Hymnal – Comet – 00:00:00
2. Wilderness Hymnal – I Buried My Teeth – 00:01:56
3. Wilderness Hymnal – The Hunter – 00:06:53
4. Wilderness Hymnal – Old Dogs – 00:12:29
5. Wilderness Hymnal – Anaemia – 00:16:07
6. Wilderness Hymnal & Duncan Evans – Three Tempers – 00:18:14
7. Duncan Evans – Deadheading – 00:22:17
8. Duncan Evans – No Exit (Part 1) – 00:28:36
9. Duncan Evans – No Exit (Part 2) – 00:33:19
10. Duncan Evans – Breath – 00:38:42
11. Duncan Evans – Mouse Mask – 00:41:20
Now based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, his music has received support from tastemakers including Mary Anne Hobbs & Stuart Maconie (BBC Radio), Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) and Uncut Magazine.