by Paul POP!, First Coast News
Originally hailing from London, Woolfy found himself in Los Angeles in the early 90's where rather than going home, he started hanging out in clubs becoming a regular. That led to him DJing in clubs by the middle of the decade and then eventually making records to be played in them by the turn of the century. That brief history brings us bang up to date and to 2009, where Woolfy has teamed up with Projections and released his latest record, The Astral Projections of Starlight.
As the name sort of suggests, The Astral Projections of Starlight is a heavenly blissed out otherworldly experience. The Astral Projections of Starlight is the sound of The Orb coming back from the Ultraworld with tales of what lies on the other side and beyond. It's as if Woolfy has created a galaxy of pleasure for us to lounge around in with a luxurious, lush, laid back soundtrack to go along with our adventures in the heavens. This is a fantastic trip that by about the third song, will convince you that leaving the earth and spending your life traveling around the universe with this producer extraordinaire is the best idea ever.
From the ironically titled, "Sonic," to the pulsating space funk of, "Neeve," The Astral Projections of Starlight is a downtempo delight of slow moving beats and washes of sound that are chilled to perfection. Whether its deep bubbling basslines, weightless synths from across the galaxy, or prolonged phaser james from Pluto, Woolfy and Projections are truly not of this earth and The Astral Projections of Starlight prove this time and time again. If you ever loved the records that tripped out dub merchants the Orb made, then you'll find solace in their unofficial cousins Woolfy and Projections; for no one on this planet is making the kind of blissed out beats that these guys are and there's a reason why...no one could ever hope to compete with what they've come up with. The Astral Projections of Starlight is fantastic stuff from a galaxy far, far away.
First Coast News / Paul POP!