Title - 'The Wolf And The Skull'
Artist - The Folsom Project
From the mind of composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Romsam Malpica, a new way of presenting cinematic atmospheres through an audiovisual experience has been born under his moniker The Folsom Project.
A mix of Orchestral Rock, Trap, and Trip-hop, The Folsom Project draws inspiration from Romsam’s experience with film scoring and dark sound design, which he explores here on his uniquely enthralling debut cinematic concept album, The Wolf & The Skull (out now via Wolf's Skull Records).
1. 'Chapter 1: The Wolf & The Woods'
3. 'Dr. Schmidth'
6. 'Chapter 2: The Lady In White'
7. 'The Red Room'
8. 'The Storm Is Coming'
9. 'Just a Boy'
10. 'Chapter 3: Lamb Or Wolf'
11. 'Last One'
12. 'The Wolf'
13. 'The Skull'
14. 'Chapter 4: Ballad of The Death'
15. 'Chapter 5: Year Zero'
This highly affective album opens with the drummed heartbeat of 'Chapter 1: The Wolf & The Woods,' a cut that leads us perfectly by the hand into what is to unfold before us.
Next up is the stirring 'Awaken,' the passive industrial steel of 'Dr. Schmidth' (which, as Romsam himself calls, "the villain's ballad"), and then the piano-led dark blues of 'Ali.'
Goth attributes lusciously entwine within 'Iceland' - a track that explores a conversation between the secondary characters Ali and Bob, aka The Skull - and that's backed by the lighter, one-two pop funk vibe of 'Chapter 2: The Lady In White.'
The playfully enchanting ballad 'The Red Room' is up next and is followed by the elemental gathering of 'The Storm Is Coming,' the storytelling of 'Just a Boy,' and then the countryfied 'Chapter 3: Lamb Or Wolf.'
A cold Nordic pressure is brought forth next within 'Last One,' which is backed by Latin guitar and trip-hop coming together for 'The Wolf,' before the angry, grunge-infused harbinger of the opus, 'The Skull' is unleashed.
This quite magnificent album the rounds out with the menace of 'Chapter 4: Ballad of The Death,' before coming to a close on the unworldly, and yet at times elegantly ethereal, 'Chapter 5: Year Zero.'
The Folsom Project was conceived in 2015 while Romsam was studying music production for a year at Pyramind in downtown San Francisco, CA.
Originally from Jalisco, Mexico, Romsam was inspired by his new surroundings, and he took the name of the street where his SF Music Academy was located for The Folsom Project.
It was here that Romsam Malpica began to develop the concept of an “audible action thriller.”
The resulting debut album, The Wolf & The Skull is a soundtrack to the story he tells of a sick and troubled doctor in charge of a biochemical lab in the middle of the woods.
The doctor works on the mysterious Folsom Project, which hides a dark truth. The story is told through the eyes of The Wolf, an animalistic creature that awakens in the woods with no memory and a thirst for vengeance; and explores The Wolf’s journey to unravel the truth about his past and stop the doctor at all costs.
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