Same Waves Algorithm of Desire

CAT No. FLAU71
Release Date: Japan - Nov 14th / Overseas - Nov 16th, 2018
Format: CD/LP/DIGITAL

Telefon Tel Avivの傑作シングル「Sound in a Dark Room」のレコーディングで出会い、交流を深めてきたL’ALTRAのLindsay AndersonとHeftyオーナーJohn Hughesが新しいプロジェクトSame Wavesを始動。 ファースト・アルバム「Algorithm of Desire」には、彼らが各々のキャリアで探求してきたエレクトロニックとオーガニックの美しく奇妙で魅惑的なハイブリッドが見事に描写されている。Lindsay Andersonの艶やかなボーカルと鼓膜に焼付くような甘美さを湛えたメロディー、John Hughesによる繊細にレイヤーされた生楽器と電子音のエレガントな融合は、スロウコアとエレクトロニックの新たな深化を存分に感じさせる。人間的なつながりやアルゴリズム技術、欲望、芸術的創造などのテーマを、超現実的な風景の中に叙情的に、音響的に探求した、鮮やかすぎる復活作。L’ALTRA時代からの盟友Charles Rumback (Colorlist)、Chance The RapperにもフィーチャーされたOhmmeのMacie Stewart、Ryley Walkerとのコラボレーションで知られるギタリストBill MacKay、EuphoneのNick Macri、Dave Douglas主宰Greenleefのベース奏者Matt Uleryなど、地元シカゴのジャズ/即興シーンの名手・注目株がゲスト参加。

 

Same Waves is Lindsay Anderson and John Hughes. Hughes first crossed paths with Anderson in 2002 when she recorded vocals for Telefon Tel Aviv’s single, “Sound in a Dark Room”, which would appear on Hughes’ Hefty Records imprint. Hefty went on to release work from Anderson’s group L’Altra, as well as her vocal contributions for Telefon Tel Aviv and Hughes’ own studio projects. The two reconnected over a cup of coffee 3 years ago, eager to document a new period in their musical lives through a collaboration from the ground up. Anderson, a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist and Hughes, a producer and electronic musician, create a beautiful and strange hybrid of synthesized and organic elements on Algorithm of Desire. The album, equal parts pristine and weathered, lyrically and sonically explores themes of human connection, algorithmic technology, desire and artistic creation, all within the confines of a surrealist landscape. The album was recorded outside of Chicago at HFT Studio and includes several players from the Chicago jazz and improvisational scene.

In addition to their work as Same Waves, Anderson and Hughes, record under the name Hibernis for the Welsh ambient label Serein. Their full-length Middle of the Meds, due out October 19th, is described as “a spiritual, eyes-closed trip invoked by modular synths and haunted vocals”. The album was recorded simultaneously with Algorithm of Desire and since Hibernis’ sound fabric was of a more minimal and improvisational nature, it was used a meditative tool to begin their Same Waves recording sessions. This exercise paved the way for a loser, more organic sound and songwriting process for the duo. Realizing they were headed in a new direction, they let go of much of the earlier Same Waves material to make room for newer ideas and expression. Reshaping and re-contextualizing some of the previous songs as well as writing new material, the two discovered their process and their sound was fully formed.

Algorithm of Desire is both a testimonial as well as an expression of shared human experiences. Lyrically the songs question the truth behind desire, especially in the age of technology when our wants and needs are algorithmically determined. “Well, after all, what if someday they really do discover the formula for all our desires and whims…that is, the genuine mathematical formula–why, then all at once man might stop desiring, yes, indeed, he probably would. And that’s not all: he would immediately be transformed from a person into an organ stop or something of that sort; because what is man without desire, without will, and without wishes if not a stop in an organ pipe?” (Fyodor Dostoevsky, “Notes from Underground”) These songs place listeners in alternate realities asking them to contemplate the various dimensions of connection while diverting them from a reality where art has lost value and consumerism and technology drive preference.

Algorithm of Desire

Lindsay Anderson & John Hughes

with

Charles Rumback

Bill MacKay

Matt Ulery

Nick Macri

Rick Embach

Darren Garvey

Macie Stewart

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Track List

01 Song to Save Us All
02 Night Ride

03 Same Waves

04 Never Heard You Whisper

05 Horses

06 Time and Tide

07 Collapsing Time

08 Hear What I Say

09 My Way
10 Hooked

11 Heartbreaker

Press Quotes

lustrous, melancholy, highly textural electronic pop – Bandcamp (new & notable)

the pastel-flowered songs…move similarly elegantly between Bedroom-R’n’B, Trip-Hop and Folktronica – Groove

avant-pop experiments – Self-Titled

dreaming, but also deeply reflective – Music Won’ts Save You

wonderful cross between synth and dream pop plus neoclassical and jazzy elements…dreamy mysterious yet playful music…A dream debut in every way – De Subjectivisten

exercise in oddball electronic pop, both restrained and open-ended – Norman Records

Dreamy extract  Indie Rock Mag

優艶な歌声と電子音のエレガントな重なり – Lula Japan


Same Waves Algorithm of Desire

CAT No. FLAU71
Release Date: Japan - Nov 14th / Overseas - Nov 16th, 2018
Format: CD/LP/DIGITAL

Track List

01 Song to Save Us All
02 Night Ride

03 Same Waves

04 Never Heard You Whisper

05 Horses

06 Time and Tide

07 Collapsing Time

08 Hear What I Say

09 My Way
10 Hooked

11 Heartbreaker

Telefon Tel Avivの傑作シングル「Sound in a Dark Room」のレコーディングで出会い、交流を深めてきたL’ALTRAのLindsay AndersonとHeftyオーナーJohn Hughesが新しいプロジェクトSame Wavesを始動。 ファースト・アルバム「Algorithm of Desire」には、彼らが各々のキャリアで探求してきたエレクトロニックとオーガニックの美しく奇妙で魅惑的なハイブリッドが見事に描写されている。Lindsay Andersonの艶やかなボーカルと鼓膜に焼付くような甘美さを湛えたメロディー、John Hughesによる繊細にレイヤーされた生楽器と電子音のエレガントな融合は、スロウコアとエレクトロニックの新たな深化を存分に感じさせる。人間的なつながりやアルゴリズム技術、欲望、芸術的創造などのテーマを、超現実的な風景の中に叙情的に、音響的に探求した、鮮やかすぎる復活作。L’ALTRA時代からの盟友Charles Rumback (Colorlist)、Chance The RapperにもフィーチャーされたOhmmeのMacie Stewart、Ryley Walkerとのコラボレーションで知られるギタリストBill MacKay、EuphoneのNick Macri、Dave Douglas主宰Greenleefのベース奏者Matt Uleryなど、地元シカゴのジャズ/即興シーンの名手・注目株がゲスト参加。

 

Same Waves is Lindsay Anderson and John Hughes. Hughes first crossed paths with Anderson in 2002 when she recorded vocals for Telefon Tel Aviv’s single, “Sound in a Dark Room”, which would appear on Hughes’ Hefty Records imprint. Hefty went on to release work from Anderson’s group L’Altra, as well as her vocal contributions for Telefon Tel Aviv and Hughes’ own studio projects. The two reconnected over a cup of coffee 3 years ago, eager to document a new period in their musical lives through a collaboration from the ground up. Anderson, a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist and Hughes, a producer and electronic musician, create a beautiful and strange hybrid of synthesized and organic elements on Algorithm of Desire. The album, equal parts pristine and weathered, lyrically and sonically explores themes of human connection, algorithmic technology, desire and artistic creation, all within the confines of a surrealist landscape. The album was recorded outside of Chicago at HFT Studio and includes several players from the Chicago jazz and improvisational scene.

In addition to their work as Same Waves, Anderson and Hughes, record under the name Hibernis for the Welsh ambient label Serein. Their full-length Middle of the Meds, due out October 19th, is described as “a spiritual, eyes-closed trip invoked by modular synths and haunted vocals”. The album was recorded simultaneously with Algorithm of Desire and since Hibernis’ sound fabric was of a more minimal and improvisational nature, it was used a meditative tool to begin their Same Waves recording sessions. This exercise paved the way for a loser, more organic sound and songwriting process for the duo. Realizing they were headed in a new direction, they let go of much of the earlier Same Waves material to make room for newer ideas and expression. Reshaping and re-contextualizing some of the previous songs as well as writing new material, the two discovered their process and their sound was fully formed.

Algorithm of Desire is both a testimonial as well as an expression of shared human experiences. Lyrically the songs question the truth behind desire, especially in the age of technology when our wants and needs are algorithmically determined. “Well, after all, what if someday they really do discover the formula for all our desires and whims…that is, the genuine mathematical formula–why, then all at once man might stop desiring, yes, indeed, he probably would. And that’s not all: he would immediately be transformed from a person into an organ stop or something of that sort; because what is man without desire, without will, and without wishes if not a stop in an organ pipe?” (Fyodor Dostoevsky, “Notes from Underground”) These songs place listeners in alternate realities asking them to contemplate the various dimensions of connection while diverting them from a reality where art has lost value and consumerism and technology drive preference.

Algorithm of Desire

Lindsay Anderson & John Hughes

with

Charles Rumback

Bill MacKay

Matt Ulery

Nick Macri

Rick Embach

Darren Garvey

Macie Stewart

KEEP READING