WIZARD APPRENTICE - "I Am Invisible"

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Wizard Apprentice - “I Am Invisible”

(Ratskin Records)

Imagine a tender, intimate musical performance in the corner of a small, dimly lit venue. The singer, under a gentle spotlight, artfully lays bare poetic expressions of honesty. You may be picturing someone strumming a guitar. Imagine, instead of a guitar, the singer has an array of electronic instruments.

I am Invisible is a recording that is free from the anesthetized, mechanical styling of today’s popular music, and, despite the synthesized background, the lyrics and vocals that Wizard Apprentice presents are surprisingly candid.

I hurt someone so badly/

and now that I have I'm reminded of the people who have hurt me/

at the times that they did it was impossible to forgive/

it wasn't time for forgiveness/

but now it is.

In the track, A Debt, the free-form thoughts are spread out in an organic way, as if Wizard is speaking to us in a dream. Ambient swells spill emotion into the darkness behind the voice, circling upward until the song dissolves into silence. This music is poetry for the future, expression for a post-existence world.

In the end, I Am Invisible is a half-hour of burgeoning energy that vibrates with emotion and depth that balances basement-cafe-nakedness with engrossing digital composition that serves as a worthwhile introduction to the artist.

Gray Lee

https://ratskinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-invisible