Krakatoa is the 3rd album project from keyboardist and indie film composer Robert A. Wolf.
Released in May 2009 the Krakatoa album has been a long time comming. It has been 10 years since Robert's 1999 Paradox album, which was a follow-up to his first release in 1993 Sanctuary. Both earlier albums had 10 songs each and a similar mix of compositions.
The larger 12 song Krakatoa album could well be considered Robert's break out album in which he breaks from the format of albums past, and ventures into new sonic territory.
Robert’s sound has been compared with other artist as Ryan Farish, Vangelis, Enya,
Deep Forest, and Enigma. With melodic riffs, and downtempo beats like those of
Tangerine Dream along with vocal stylings of Katy-T, a talented vocalist from Australia.
Robert worked with studios worldwide such as Digifish Studios in Australia and has focused in on the genre which is surely
his best work to date.
Included on the CD are tracks from motion pictures Robert has written scores for.
Mary Shelley’s-The Last Man(2008), and Scorned(2009).
The songs, 'Distant Lights', No Horizon, Caldera Sea, & 'Cloud of Tephra' have been featured in The Weather Channel's Local on the 8's segment as well as airplay on several radio stations across America.
Why the name Krakatoa on such a mellow album? It was appropriately named after the infamous Indonesian volcano because of the ten years since Robert’s last album these new songs have been waiting and building pressure
like magma to finally erupt (if you will) and be recorded as he has been doing the last few years before the release.
Read Inside World Music's review of Krakatoa here - http://insideworldmusic.blogspot.com/2010/12/cd-review-robert-wolfs-krakatoa.html