Nic Zwart has gotten halfway to his goal of $11,000 on his Kickstarter!! Nic is making a movie called King Leaves The Kingdom, and you can hear all about it from this video. Nic has released records on K as Desolation Wilderness(White Light Strobing[KLP198] and New Universe [KLP204]), and as Electric Sunset (Electric Sunset [KLP221]). Donate! Help Nic get the other half of his funding and make his cinematic vision a reality!
Nic Zwart, mastermind behind Electric Sunset and Desolation Wilderness, just sent us this beautiful sounding and looking video for ”Daughter of a Rich Man” by his new project - Drone Ranger. An older version of “Daughter of a Rich Man” can be found on the Desolation Wilderness album Beautiful on the Avenue.
It’s snowing here in Olympia, and it feels kinda right to listen to a lot of ambient electronic music in the office. We had some Electric Sunset earlier, and then some Atlas Sound (actually, a lot of Atlas Sound), and then some pre-band Desolation Wilderness.
Here’s some of the DW, with “San Fernando Suburbs” from the album Beautiful on the Avenue.
“Turquoise and Gold” by the dearly-departed Desolation Wilderness.
Originally a solo electronic project by former Dub Narcotic Studio intern and recording engineer Nicolaas Zwart, Desolation Wilderness blossomed into full rock band with a rotating cast that included a number of Olympia’s finest musicians.
DW had a brilliant but short run… after two albums (2008’s White Light Strobing and 2010’s New Universe), a final US tour in Fall 2009 (including a West Coast leg with Christmas), and a brief hop through Europe, Desolation Wilderness functionally ceased in February 2010 when Nic moved from Olympia to San Francisco.