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“I have generally spent my entire career giving people compelling narratives for their misery. So in keeping with tradition, the bookends of this mix are things I have either played on, recorded, or spent endless days in the general proximity of the artists, and all are old friends. Sandwiched in between I suppose is the smoky cheese? Not sure what all of it means, as making mix tapes is something I have done since I was a wee lad, and every tape is reverential and has an emotional connection to it.  In praise of melancholy” ~ Adam

Born in New York, Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie grew up fixated on a career in professional tennis, and was brought up under the wings of 1963 Wimbledon champion Chuck McKinley. A tragic knee injury ended his career at the young age of sixteen.

After receiving a tip from an old friend, and a ride from Santa Fe New Mexico, Adam ventured to Austin, Texas where he lived in a cloud of fog for 10 years, until moving to Europe and finding a better quality of life. Adam is probably best known for his work as founder of seminal musical projects Stars of the Lid and A Winged Victory for the Sullen. Wiltzie has written the original scores for several film and television productions including Salero, The Yellow Birds and Iris. He also collaborated with previous EE contributor Jóhann Jóhannsson on his scores for The Theory of Everything and Arrival, and wrote two of the main themes with Dustin O’Halloran in the 2016 Oscar-nominated film Lion.”

Adam is set to score ‘The Burning Woman‘,  a film directed by Jake Scott and starring Christina Hendricks, Sienna Miller. The soundtrack will be released later next year.

Stars of the Lid will return to play Sigur Ros-curated festival ‘Norður og niður’ on December 30th in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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  1. Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie - 485 - Electronic Explorations
  2. 01 Bedhead - Lifeaft
  3. 02 Home - Memories
  4. 03 Windsor of the Derby - One
  5. 04 Delta Saxophone Quartet - Songs for Tony 4th movt
  6. 05 Ennio Morricone - Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri
  7. 06 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson - Te Morituri
  8. 07 Roger Eno - Sunburst
  9. 08 Michael Nyman - The Recollection
  10. 09 Jóhann Jóhannsson - A Spacetime Singularity
  11. 10 The Prestige - Colorado Springs
  12. 11 Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question
  13. 12 Alexandre Desplat & Hollywood Studio Symphony
  14. 13 Syriana (Piano Solo)
  15. 14 Bill Evans Trio - Peace Piece
  16. 15 Lewis - I Thought the World of You
  17. 16 The Flaming Lips - Felt Good to Burn
  18. 17 Elizabeth Cotten - Freight Train
  19. 18 Labradford - Battered
  20. 19 Sparklehorse - Dreamt for Light Years In the Belly of a Mountain (A.k.A. Maxine)