The Undivided Five by A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Their fifth release (but only their second official studio album) and based around the idea of the perfect fifth, A Winged Victory For The Sullen begin a new life on Ninja Tune with a bold different direction on 'The Undivided Five'. Built on their neo-classical and ambient roots, it’s by far the duo of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie's (Stars of the Lid) most immersive and detailed work yet.

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180g black vinyl LP on Ninja Tune. Comes in a gatefold sleeve.

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Limited edition 180g silver & clear marble vinyl LP on Ninja Tune. Comes in a gatefold sleeve.

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The Undivided Five by A Winged Victory For The Sullen
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8/10 Daoud 30 October 2019

Ever since songs from their debut record were used in Francis Lee’ majestic ‘God’s Own Country’, I’ve felt that Yorkshire has something of a claim on A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s music. Their open-hearted and patient compositions match the beauty of the landscape round here, and for that I make them honorary Yorkshiremen.

They’ve somewhat upped the ante on ‘The Undivided Five’, using a perfect fifth as the records main musical motif. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, a perfect fifth is what you call when two notes are as far apart as the first two notes in the Star Wars theme. It’s big and emotive, and basically always works. It’s something that could be accused of being obvious, but when your music is so transparently about triggering an emotional response, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s music sounds like classical music in slow motion. String instruments sound as if they’re being played with mile-long bows, the pianist must have a resting heart rate of about  30 BPM. The canon of classical music is filled with pieces that are always changing, that never look back. And there’s a degree to that here, but the length of the notes makes for a completely different experience. You don’t so much as hear the notes as you are submerged in them, and when the following note makes a perfect fifth, the feeling is so overwhelming in my chest that I’m liable to break down and cry. 

I won’t though, because I’m at work, and that would be weird. But I could. 

10/10 Denis Mason Customer rating (no review), 23rd December 2019
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