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Beau James Wilding shares the charging EP ‘Here There Be Dragons’

Beau's latest release is his new project, 'Here There Be Dragons', an EP comprised of four tracks and a drumless adaptation. In his arrangements, Beau allows the instrumentals and vocals to almost take on a competitive stance, playing to the strengths as they perform from a place of deep-rooted emotion. The acoustic guitar is incessant, taking its endless energy and pushing itself further, charging onward into the dark haze Beau creates.

The distorted guitar echoes the vocal melodies, occasionally roaring out its own sense of fire and emotion, or showing its teeth to its acoustic alternative. The vocals take a pensive and wise point of you, confident in its knowledge becoming enough to dive deeper than the expression of sound alone can muster. Overall, Beau's thoughtful and intricate approach may seem unfiltered and chaotic on the surface, but there's deep ideas running through every moment.

Hailing from California, Beau blends elements of punk, blues and jazz into his energised folk soundscapes. As his music dives into self-development, his performance become more and more energetic, with his dynamic band expressing the grit and determination behind his words. Heartfelt and vigorous each time they grace the stage.

Beau explains, “‘Here There Be Dragons’ is excitable and meant to encourage. ‘I Am an Illusion’ is a reflective and melancholic confessional with a slight twist of humor. ‘Cross-Eyed Heart’ is a vulnerable exploration into confronting a dead relative about old wounds and brings to ear tones of fear, darkness and death. ‘Bird of Paradise”’presents an instrumental, ambient landscape intended to express the principle of yugen in Japanese, or my limited understanding of this concept of beauty fleetingly emerging.

I composed the tune while staring out my window during a rainstorm, watching the wind blow a bird of Paradise violently about. There is a sense of sadness and heaviness, contrasted with a lightness when you can hear the sun breaking through briefly about mid-way through. I hope to continue to touch on all of these themes in my work. Energy, honest humor, vulnerability, explorations of death and darkness contrasted with beauty are all themes I find exciting.”



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