Cult Of Personality

by Wings Of An Angel



In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world.
(Emile M. Cioran)
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"I have listened to Cult Of Personality several times now and have to say this is one of the best pieces of emotive music I have heard in a long time. Wings Of An Angel captures what I can only describe as a painful beauty in the music, that makes me stop what I am doing and just listen to the music. This is an exemplary piece of long-form ambient music. It is incredibly emotional!".
Cult of Personality by Wings of an Angel is a one-piece ambient/drone album of almost one hour playtime. His creator Felix Kaplan from Israel has commented his release with some lines, which I fully can adopt as my own:
"I think that enlightenment per se, as well as spiritual seeking per se, are overrated. It is a limitation set by traditional mores and modes, all previously been-there-done-that type of one-dimensional experiences… Therefore, breaking free from enlightenment is the mission of the genuinely so-called enlightened person. Never allow anyone to dictate what to do and what not. Never allow anyone to control and mind-control you. I don’t believe in enlightenment in its traditional meaning and I most certainly don’t believe in self-proclaimed spiritual teachers. Nobody has necessarily better answers, And we all struggle through this life trying to find some meaning and inject it onto our actions."
This statement tells me, that Kaplan has occupied himself intensly with the search for spirituality and knows about all the struggles and pitfalls coming along the way. Nevertheless I experience an enormous spiritual quality in the entire piece of Cult of Personality – by the way a nice side blow against all the self-entitled gurus and “light-workers”, so I suppose.
The track is quenched with majestic, almost monumental sound cascades, taking the listener higher and higher into realms of pure sonic light and glory. Sounds too elevated? Not at all! The whole piece allows you to forget your ego and your daily struggle without plagiarizing the shallow meditation CDs from the home shopping channel. Wings of an Angel is a veritable synonym for the music of Felix Kaplan.
We (me) at MYOT just LOVE long-form ambient, so we (I) were (was) pleased to find this in my inbox. What a lovely hour of music this is! This is at the pretty, inspirational, light ambient end of things, which I love just as much as dark ambient. In fact, the towering, misty, angelic synths of this piece recall the classic days of early ambient, artists like Iasos as well as Steve Roach’s nineties soundscapes like Darkest Before Dawn and Slow Heat, and also the current work of artists like Phillip Wilkerson. That is very high praise, believe me. I enjoy this to bits and will be investigating this artist’s work further.
я выпал из жизни на час! Слушай, это шедевр!!! не меньше!
столько боли, тоски, заклинания!
All of Wings' music is incredibly emotional. Cult Of Personality is a superb album!


released October 26, 2013




Wings Of An Angel Israel

Sound magician, visionary and poet-philosopher whose art projects blend these passions in fascinating ways. My life's work gives wings to my infinite psychedelic imagination. This ever-expanding alternative universe explores outlandish mental landscapes, quirky existential commentary and unorthodox humor wrapped in a holy trinity of avant-garde sounds, thought-provoking titles & original cover art ... more

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