Z. Mulls is an eclectic, versatile lyricist living in the Philadelphia area. He is the recipient of the 2007 Grand Prize in the International Songwriting Competition for his collaboration with Kazakhstan composer Eduard Glumov, “I’m Not Your Friend.” Their song also took First Prize in the Rock/Alt division of the Great American Song Contest.
Z. collaborates with musicians across the globe, creating songs that approach life from all angles. He is at home wth genres from cabaret to country to indie rock to any song form where there is a story to be told.
“Wolf” of Wolfmusic has been playing guitar for over 30 years, and started writing music himself ten years ago, when digital music and home studios made it possible to realize the powerful music he had only heard in his head. He makes his home in Germany, and posts his songs at http://www.wolfmusic.eu.
He labels his music “alternative” because that is what probably comes closest to describing it. He has had many musical influences over the years from Neil Young to R.E.M. to Radiohead. He doesn’t write lyrics himself, and depends on collaborations with partners across the globe. He favors abstract, non-linear lyrics to compose to.
One blog featured his music, stating “His gravelly voice and gentle guitars are a lovely combination. The production quality is excellent, and these could easily be heard on adult contemporary radio. Rock songs that will also appeal to fans of the neo-folk artists, like Sufjan Stevens, but that also carry a Wild West flavor. I’m playing this on the next lonesome desert drive.”
Music for Wolf is a life-long meditation on music life everything.
Their collaboration, “Vancouver,” is an exploration of the undiscovered countries within one’s own soul. “Vancouver” is not only a place, but a state of mind. The lyrical, insinuative quality of Z.’s words attracted Wolf, and they spent many months slowly building the track.