OLIVER KOLETZKI | Made Of Wood

OLIVER KOLETZKI

made of wood



TRACKLIST

A1. Caravana De Los Elefantitos
A2. La Veleta
A3. Copal
B1. Dear Mexican Jungle
B2. Serpiente Del Ritmo
B3. Cryptozoology
C1. Made of Cashmere
C2. Agitation
C3. Synesthesia
D1. Picture
D2. A Starseed's Journey
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RELEASE NOTES

n 'Made of Wood', his ninth full-length album since 2007, Oliver Koletzki embodies the seasoned craftsman, carving out his deeply personal sonic sculptures with a confident, learned hand, while experimenting with a broad range of thrilling ideas and fresh textures. The result is an organically flowing, yet decisively shaped work of art, that naturally concludes a trilogy of albums Koletzki embarked on releasing with 'The Arc of Tension' and followed with 'Fire in the Jungle'. Initially written in Tulum, Mexico, during the pre-pandemic winter of 2019, 'Made of Wood' is physically entwined with the primeval forests that continue to inspire its maker: In the subsequent year it took to complete the album in Berlin, Oliver, aided by numerous live musicians and vocalists, brought his sketches to life with a focus on wooden instruments like djembes, marimbas, santoors or duduks, sculpting a natural sound that's warm in timbre, rich in groove and literally made of wood. Thanks to the imperfection of the human hand, the album sings with a bold vibrance that stretches from the LP's slow carnivalesque opener 'Caravana De Los Elefantitos' to the blue horns and Wennink's lamenting coos on the concluding track.