Australian producer Willaris. K explores the textures and complexities of his new tracks Alchemy, River Song and Dour Nights in a remarkable, twelve-minute short film, which paints the portrait of a father and son trapped in cycles of toxic masculinity; a poignant collision of the old world and the new, directed by Yeoseop Yoon.
The sudden rise of Willaris. K on the Australian electronic scene has had critics wondering how a relatively unknown producer could book support slots with acts like Seekae and George FitzGerald without releasing a single track. Yet all these doubts dissipated with the release of Alchemy: a haunting injection of exotic, ambient mystique and raw sonic power that proves this is the sort of stratospheric talent that flares, comet-like, once in a lifetime.
23 year old Willaris. K, otherwise known as Jack McAllister, harnesses the intensity of Jon Hopkins or Flying Lotus, infused with the beauty and intimacy of Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds, measured by the restraint of Bonobo and Clark. It’s a musical formula that can only be achieved by instinct. Willaris K has arrived fully formed and hungry, with a rich, deeply hypnotic sound to lead us through the long, dark night of our chaotic age.