Really excited to announce an upcoming release on the Alien Jams label! Design a Wave’s International Journey of Synthetic Emotion EP will be coming out on vinyl before the end of the year!
More info about the release-
A long-standing endeavor, the project has served as a vessel with which to navigate the sonic semiotics of science and it’s accompanying fictions. Propelled equally by the misuse of digital signal processing, analogue synthesizers and parasitic earworms, these recordings serve as a milestone in this continuing adventure. Electronic tones multiply and subtract thoughout the release in a sublime cosmic flurry, paying homage to electro pioneers that came before. Above the transistorised jumble, crystalline synths emerge through deeply rooted rhythms. Weaving throughout experimental electronics to more dance ready tracks, Design a Wave veers sharply left, to carve his own wayward path.
Check out the soundcloud link to hear a track from the forthcoming release!
Artwork by Syra Tariq
I’m very excited to be hosting the NTS live broadcast from Atonal festival in Berlin with Debi Ghose.
Atonal is a festival that was started by Dimitri Hegemann in 1982. Bands like Psychic TV, Einstürzende Neubauten, Test Dept, are among some of the legendary acts that played at the festival during this time. After a 23 year pause, Atonal returned in full force last year, and continues with incredible lineups that includes Cabaret Voltaire, Donato Dozzy and Miles Whittaker (to name just a few!) The festival will be taking place in an epic location in Berlin, a post-industrial power plant, called Kraftwerk.
oMMM’s release on Alien Jams can now be found at the AMAZING Volcanic Tongue shop. David Keenan took the time to write this kind and thoughtful review,
“Debut release in an edition of 300 copies from this label run by Chloe Frieda of the Alien Jams radio show, dedicated to past>future electronic experimentation: oMMM is the brainchild of Edmund Davie and uses primitive electronics, four-track cassette recorder, tape work, synth and drum machine to generate the kind of lonely lunar satellites that combine the feel of early Asmus Tietchens with classic, spooked bedroom radiophonia and an eerie occult/galactic atmosphere that is somewhere between The Conet Project and Joe Meek’s I Hear A New World. Tracks read like NASA interceptions of punk primitive alien technologies tone-dialling 20th century receptors with squiggles of shortwave, early Industrial wasp soundings, brain-blotting loops and clunky hermetic drones underlining the whole scientific bedroom hobbyist appeal. Unmusical and mind-bendingly crude, this makes for the perfect combination of eccentric analogue experimentation and cold, austere Kluster/Conrad Schnitzler style dead dark space. A great debut, highly recommended.”