Willaris. K is thrilled to share double A-side "Natural Selection / Cobaki Sky (Prequel)", drawing comparisons to experimental masters Brian Eno and William Basinski alongside techno peers Jon Hopkins, Kiasmos and Sasha. The 2-tracker is the follow up to his debut EP 'Alchemy', a 7-track mini album that moves between thick industrial techno and sparse pensive melodic moments. The EP saw Willaris. K break through with airplay on triple j, with single 'Dour Nights' named by BBC Radio 1's Pete Tong as his Essential New Tune.
Exploring themes of transience, movement, darkness and currents, Willaris. K's latest output captures the period of time where McAllister went from being an electrical instrument technician working the state border substations by day and bedroom producer by night to a full-time piano-trained musician, songwriter, producer, sound designer and experimental field recordist.
In 2017-18 McAllister played an unrivalled number of festival shows in Australia and NZ with over 25 live sets brimming with his trademark punk-influenced stage presence - all ahead of his international debut at Coachella this past April and two sold out Australian headline tours, moving into 1,000 cap venues for the first time. An unpredictable auteur, we're excited to watch Willaris. K's progression unfold.
Praise for Willaris. K:
"He has already got something that is really hard to attain. If I listen to an hour of music that was kind of similar to his melodic techno, when his track came on, I would know it was his" - Pete Tong, BBC Radio 1 / Essential New Tune Radio 1
"Willaris. K feels like one of the most significant artists to emerge in the electronic music scene in recent years" - triple j
"Willaris. K's debut EP is a monstrous, techno-driven experiment" - Stoney Roads
"Global electronic phenomenon" - MixMag
"Next big thing" - Jonathan Moran, The Daily Telegraph
"Coming up fast and hard... he's eaten disco biscuits given to him by Floating Points, made by Fourtet" - Mikey Cahill, The Herald Sun
"Australia's biggest electronic break-out from 2017" - Pilerats
"'Alchemy' is a seven-track collection of beautifully-crafted cinematic pieces"
- District Magazine
"Believe the hype" - FBi Radio
"The first true club jam of 2017" - I OH YOU
"Willaris. K proves the hype is worth it with formidable debut EP Alchemy"
- Purple Sneakers
"Intensely captivating" - Acid Stag
"An expansive array of artistic delicacy" - Future Mag
"Chilling" - The Playground
"Alchemy, the EP cements Willaris. K's reputation as one of 2018's fastest rising, and richly diverse talents in the electronic scene" - Broadway World
"An utterly breath-taking audio-visual collaboration." - Plastic Mag
"Willaris. K's debut EP is a four-dimensional, living and breathing techno masterpiece" - AAA Backstage
"I'm a fly buzzing amongst the apocalypse and this is my soundtrack"
- Linda Marigliano, triple j