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Patrick Wolf (born 1983) is a folktronica artist who grew up in South London and began recording songs with his violin, voice and car boot sale organs on a four-track tape recorder at the age of eleven. He started his musical education with rigorous violin lessons and church choirs some years earlier but it wasn't until he got obsessed with early twentieth-century electronics that a strong ambition to create new and innovative music was developed.
Patrick's teenage period was turbulent, he was bullyed and forced to change schools. At the age of fourteen he performed with pop art collective Minty . His writings and recordings caught the attention of Fat Cat Records which donated a Atari computer and a mixing desk to Patrick. These tools helped him further in his unique production and programming.
Patrick left home at the age of sixteen. He spent some years wild and free around London making money from busking in a string quartet and forming a group called "Maison Crimineaux " which were a noisy duo build on destructive ethics around white noise and pop music. He also continued to record and write his own material. Maison Crimineaux once performed in Paris, a gig that was attended by electronic maestro Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K) who went on and released Patrick's debut album "Lycanthropy".
During the recordings of Lycanthropy, Patrick studied composition at Trinity College music conservatoire for one year. Lycanthropy was released in the summer of 2003 and met much critical acclaim. He also made some guest appearances as a viola player with Chicks on Speed and The Hidden Cameras. The German based record label Tomlab later released the album for America and Europe.
|July 28, 2003 (UK), April 6, 2004||Lycanthropy||Faith and Industry (UK), Tomlab|
|February 2, 2005||Wind In the Wires||Tomlab|
|2002||The Patrick Wolf EP||Faith and Industry||Limited 1000 vinyl only|
|January 31, 2005||The Libertine||Tomlab||First singel from Wind In the Wires|
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