WOW & FLUTTER
WOW & FLUTTER RECORDS
Wow & Flutter is an independent Irish label dedicated to releasing music that we love. Blending electronic and organic, digital and analogue, we capture moods and memories to create our records. Our goal is to find a home in the world for the beautiful things we make and discover.
Each record is released on a short run of cassettes (100 copies) as well as across all major digital music platforms.
NOISE TREES - PAPER SONGS
Noise Trees is a solo project from Helsinki-based musician and composer Jukka Koops. Paper Songs is an album that revolves around ambient textures, repetition, and scarcity. Film scores with the film gone missing, as a friend puts it.
The album was recorded and mixed over two weeks in June 2019. The Ghost Piano and the field recordings were recorded in and around a family home in Northern Ostrobothnia. Synthesizers, guitar pedals, and some construction and reconstruction work were done at Noise Trees studio in Helsinki.
Oora - Una Storia Breve
“Una Storia Breve” (A brief story, in Italian ) is the recollection in music of a childhood day, spent with his brother, Stefano. Composed as a tribute to Stefano, it is a reflection on ageing and the difficulty of keeping in touch with family. The album revolves around simple melodies, echoing the innocence and careless hours spent riding bikes and jaunting through the Tuscan countryside.
Applying an unadorned attitude towards composing and performing, “Una Storia Breve” is a hymn to the simple life, a return to the small things that make life easier and warmer.‘
Recording on tape and releasing on cassette is another statement about the albums’ aesthetic: surrender to the implicit imperfections of life, embrace the performance, play and rejoin the inner child to discover fun and experimentation.
c o m t e - OF CLEAR LIGHT
A meditation on loss & grief, imagining the unknown, what worlds, sensations, we encounter during and after we cross over along with the feelings one experiences when someone leaves this earth.
Mixing organic field recordings, murky analog experiments and warbling synths, buried beneath textured grit & grain the tracks sit somewhere between ambient and dub techno.The aim of 'Of Clear Light' light is to create an emotional, mystical, uncertain, yet somewhat comforting journey. Recommended listening on headphones and preferably from start to finish.
DEPARTMENT OF FOREVER - UNSEEN PICTURES
Department Of Forever is a new musical outing for Irish Sound Designer/Musician, Steve Fanagan. Unseen Pictures is a collection of ambient/drone music. The songs were originally improvised and recorded over a few days and then chopped up, edited, reworked and constructed into the 9 tracks included here. It is a deeply personal piece of work and mediative in nature. This album was very much inspired by Steve’s sound design work in film over the last decade. One of the tracks, A Simulation Of Here, was recently used by Irish filmmaker Tadhg O'Sullivan for his film contribution to the exhibition 'A Visibility Matrix' curated by Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, which initially exhibited at The Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin last summer.
M SHUTAK - THE WIDOW'S HOUSE
M Shutak's debut release "The Widows House" is a record made of memories and feeling that captures a mood and a moment in time. Drifting piano pieces meld with warm, subtle electronics and the scratched lilting fiddle melodies. The pair opened microphones to the outside world as they recorded this collection. Found sounds along with synths, radios and toy pianos form gentle, emotive sound-beds that underpin the record. The result is a record which sounds like a old creaking house in Spring with the windows left open.
Duelling Ants - Moments in Spring
On ‘Moments in Spring’ Jacobsen delivers a beautiful and seamless blend of acoustics and electronics which creates a collection poignant, joy-filled songs. Each song is an observation on
passing moments that could be missed in the blink of an eye.
Jacobsen describes the album in his own words: “Moments in Spring is about simple things, small moments and experiences from my own life, like listening to birds, hearing the sound of running water, playing guitar outside on a warm evening, watching my kids play... it’s a blend of electro-acoustic and electronic sounds and field recording mostly made in and around my home."
Old friends and collaborators Gregory O’Brien and Gary Morrison have been making music together for over 20 years. Their latest project M Shutak sees them meld piano, electronics, fiddle, toys, transistor radios and found sounds with the aim of making music which captures memories, feelings and moments in time.
Noise Trees is a solo project from Helsinki-based musician and composer Jukka Koops. He has been creating music in various forms for over 20 years but began with Noise Trees in 2018 when he found the piano again. As Noise Trees, his music revolves around ambient textures, repetition, and scarcity. Film scores with the film gone missing, as a friend puts it.
Department of Forever
Department of Forever is the work of Irish musician Steve Fanagan. Steve has been making and producing music for more than 2 decades releasing albums under numerous monikers. He has amassed countless collaboration and production credits too. This new outing sees Steve create some of his most atmospheric and personal music to date.
Duelling Ants is the solo project of Hans Marius Jacobsen exploring textures and soundscapes, and with a passion for self-recorded samples, field recordings, tape and instrument experimentation.
c o m t e
c o m t e is an electronic music project by producer/musician J. Cowhie. Mixing organic field recordings, murky analog experiments and warbling synths, buried beneath textured grit & grain his music sits somewhere between ambient and dub techno.
Oora is the solo project of Italian artist Federico Chiesa. Using only analog synths and recording in single takes, Chiesa is interested in spontaneously recording minimal electronic music, cherishing imperfection and authenticity over production.
c o m t e - In The Between
A video for 'In The Between' from the album 'Of Clear Light' by c o m t e. This video by John Cowhie perfectly captures the mood of the record.
DEPARTMENT OF FOREVER - A SIMULATION OF HERE
The video is a collaboration between Tadhg O'Sullivan and Steve Fanagan and has shown internationally as part of 'A Visibility Matrix' curated by Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne.