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Arts Metropolis 2009 January

Wyolica – The “folky soul” originators feel reinvigorated on their tenth anniversary

by Robert Michael Poole

“It is like we have our wings back,” says guitarist So-To of the duo Wyolica. “Now we can live and make songs with fresh emotion.”

Since 1999, Wyolica has been hailed by critics for its melancholic “folky soul,” crafting a hitherto unknown sound summed up in the title to second album Almost Blues. After a greatest hits compilation in 2004, though, they slipped off the radar, working on various solo projects and collaborations. But 2009 began with a new mini-album, Balcony, and soon the idea of letting the decade pass unnoticed began to prey on vocalist Azumi’s mind.