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Jonathan Hulten releases haunting new video for Wasteland

Jonathan Hulten
(Image credit: Jonathan Hulten)

Tribulation guitarist  Jonathan Hulten has released a new alternative version of Wasteland, originally a single taken from his debut solo album Chants From Another Place which was released last year by Kscope. You can view the new atmospheric new video, filmed in a dark forest, below.

”This is Wasteland in a more minimalistic form," he explains. "The piano is switched for an organ and the vocal harmonies have left the picture. Being stripped of its elements the song is brought closer to its emotional core.

"The video is filmed in the woods at night and really was an experiment, the carrying through of a dreamy vision. We were not sure we would be able to pull it off due to the practical difficulties; the old organ had to be transported on a slightly too small boat along a river and then be carried up between the trees to the planned location. But it was a fun struggle, realising crazy ideas is a reward in and of itself.

"This video is also the first piece in a bigger puzzle that gradually will come together in due time. Exactly what it will be remains to be seen…” 

The Swedish musician's solo work is vastly different from the gothic infused rock of Tribulation and has attracted comparison's to Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Fleet Foxes and Hexvessel with his solo work.

You can watch the original video for Wasteland here.

Get Chants From Another Place.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.