Wizard Apprentice

WIZARD APPRENTICE (pronouns: she and/or they) is a music producer, live performer, and video artist. As a highly sensitive introvert, her multimedia projects are strategies for managing an overwhelming world. Her music is a combination of lyrical precision, minimalistic composition, and technically-amateurish charm. She creates media that takes advantage of user-friendly technology, skipping time consuming learning curves to focus on inventing highly relatable language for subtle personal experiences. She’s not a gear-head, rather, a digital folk artist who vividly and simplistically expresses her inner world using resourcefulness and honesty. Her video work incorporates green screen graphics, digital puppetry, and compositing to produce imagery that’s cerebral, campy, and hypnotic. She combines song and video to create multimedia live performances that explore intimate emotional themes.

Dig A Pit

Wizard Apprentice

Dig a Pit is an autobiography based on a personal experience of intimate partner violence. It focuses on the psychologically damaging impact of narcissistic abuse, an elusive form of emotional abuse rooted in manipulation, control, and well-concealed cruelty and humiliation. Each song examines different stages of recovery from processing feelings of vengeance, confusion, misguided desire for the abuser, to the practice of accepting and healing.

The tracks present an eclectic journey through multiple genres. First Single “Betrayal Internalized” showcases traces of bedroom pop and ambient electronic music. While second single “Exorcism” includes elements of trap and horror film soundtrack music.

Produced by Tieraney Carter and Kenneth M. Piekarski at Weird Signals in Seattle, WA

Artist Bio
Wizard Apprentice is an independent music producer, video artist, and live performer. As a highly-sensitive introvert, her multimedia projects are strategies for energetically managing an overwhelming world. Her music is a combination of lyrical precision, minimalistic composition, and technically amateurish charm.

“Carter’s singing harkens to that of a Catholic psalm or some sort of postmodern plainsong. Comparisons to Laurie Anderson would be appropriate. Although where Anderson confronts culture with a sideways glance, carter is entangled and entranced in the eccentric minutiae of her own psyche.” - The Wire
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"I Am Invisible"

WIZARD APPRENTICE

RAT074 : WIZARD APPRENTICE "I Am Invisible"

www.ratskin.org/releases/rsr074.html
www.ratskin.org/artists/wizardapprentice.html

For their Ratskin Records debut, “I Am Invisible”, Wizard Apprentice reveals thirty two minutes of experimental, folk-oriented compositions for voice and electronics spanning across a vast landscape of melody, space, contemplation, storytelling, and idiosyncratic compositional strategies. “I Am Invisible” is an intimate exploration of the complexities of Carter’s vast array of folk based strategies of interpretation of meaning, memory, structure and form. Through warm, cinematic, funky, arpeggiated synthesizers, elegantly crafted string sections, complex, multi timboral drum programming and a uniquely refined, intimate, vocal presentation, Wizard Apprentice offers her most venerable and focused work to date. Catch her on a US tour starting September 14th at Pro Arts in Oakland, CA, running through November 2018. Advanced copies of “I Am Invisible” will be available on her US tour and released through the label on 9/28.

Wizard Apprentice is an independent electronic music producer, motion graphics and live performance artist. As a highly-sensitive introvert, her multimedia projects are strategies for energetically managing an overwhelming world. Her music is a combination of lyrical precision, minimalistic composition, and technically amateurish charm. She creates digitally-based media that takes advantage of accessible, user-friendly technology; allowing her to skip time consuming learning curves and get straight to focusing on inventing personalized yet highly relatable language for deeply subtle and internal experiences. She's not a gear-head, rather, a digital folk artist who vividly and simplistically expresses her inner world using resourcefulness and honesty. Her video work incorporates green screen graphics, digital puppetry, and minimalistic compositing to produce imagery that’s cerebral, campy, and hypnotic. She combines song and video to create multimedia live performances that explore intimate emotional themes ranging from the challenges/triumphs of being an empath to overstimulation in the Internet Age.

Review on Bandcamp:
https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/09/26/hi-bias-cassettes-september-2018/


I am invisible
I am invisible I am free from the pressure of being special I welcome the potential of being mediocre I welcome the likeliness of remaining anonymous many people will never know that I exist it is enough to be myself to have myself as an audience

Sensuality
Sensuality is a moment captured in a picture I know it when I see it when I'm looking at myself I know it when I see it I'm feeling it does it look like I'm feeling it? Will you tell me if it looks like I'm feeling it?

A debt
I hurt someone so badly and now that I have I'm reminded of the people who have hurt me at the times that they did it was impossible to forgive it wasn't time for forgiveness but now it is I collect the resentment that is owed to me I close my eyes to find instructions to retrace mistakes that should not be repeated I close my eyes and see the one I've hurt successful, assurred, adored and supported

Our Head is Not Our House
If you asked my ghost what it thinks it would tell you that it made a mistake that it never should have chosen such a constrained vessel it stays up high always trying to find an exist it needs more space I need us to be integrated we are so crowded we think our head is our house

Research Stage of Love
I haven't been held in a while I'm needier now than I was last Spring my imagination has chosen a lover my hopes are too high I still let the feeling come when my hopes get too low I trust I'll let the feeling go I'm in the research stage of love assessing what is possible the potential for lasting affection is as great as the potential for crushing rejection my heart is so gullible ignorant and vulnerable and although I'm aware of the risk I'm commitment to following it trying my best to give into it I'm committed to my heart

As If
Waiting as if you should know waiting as if you should already know what my heart has decided for us there's something in here that I want to place outside of myself draw it out like bathwater write it out in a letter maybe I won't even send it maybe I will and it won't even be wanted lightning bolt! I'm jolted I feel like I'm living in a timeline in a future in which you're mine
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ALSO APPEARS ON: 

 RSR070 : V/A: "ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE"  10 CD Boxset

 

SELF RELEASED etc:

WIZARD APPRENTICE "KEEP IT IN / KEEP IT OUT" Cassette/Digital {Practical Records}

WIZARD APPRENTICE "RASH OF FEATHERS"  Digital

  

PRESS

WIZARD APPRENTICE "Dig A Pit" Review + Feature in Melted Magazine 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "Dig A Pit" on Bandcamp's Top 100 ALBUMS OF 2019 - Dec 2019

WIZARD APPRENTICE "Dig  A Pit" Review in Cassette Gods 

WIZARD APPRENTICE Interview in Tiny Mix Tapes - May 2019 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "Dig A Pit" LP/Cassette Reviewed at The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music. - Issue #423 April 2019 

"Wizaed Apprentice Gets Real About Emotional Abuse On Their New Album" on KQED ARTS - June 2019 

"The Intimate Experimentalism Of Wizard Apprentice" Full Page Artist Feature on BANDCAMP DAILY 

"Wizard Apprentice Searches For The Sound of Betrayal" in EAST BAY EXPRESS - July 2019 

Wizard Apprentice Drop Betrayal Internalized Video in THE BAY BRIDGED - June 2019

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