Irish Electronic Duo Analogue Wave Dropping New Single ‘Hope’ in March
When you think of Irish music, electronic is not the first thing that comes to one’s mind but this Irish Duo, Analogue Wave are here to change that. The Guardian said they are a band to watch and they aren’t wrong! The Duo are based in Dublin and use a mix dub and electronica with breakbeats, vocals and synths. The boys have been on a three-year hiatus but are back in a big way with their new single ‘Hope’. The single is described as a sonic call to arms in a world spinning wildly out of control, both politically and climatically, with no hope of a positive ending in sight. Imbuing and poignant, this track has a timely message.
Hope is a sonic reaction to both the political and climatic turmoil currently threatening modern life as we know it,” explains vocalist Del Chaney. “It was written under the shadow of the farcical US presidential elections and the current fallout from Brexit.
The duo consists of Del Chaney (vocals/songwriting) & Andy Sneyd (songwriting/ production). They have previously released two full studio albums, their debut release ‘N.l.G.w.V ’ in 2013 and their full-length sophomore release ‘Casimir ’ in 2014. They have also had their music remixed by artists such as Ummagma, InViolet, Grim, Four Point Zero and Temperance, releasing an impressive remix collection ‘Alterations ’ in 2015. Analogue Wave formed in 2012 and had been creating and producing their signature glitchy atmospherically charged sounds for almost five years.
‘Hope ‘ unleashes it’s dark, glitchy sonic sounds on the current worldwide political turmoil with the recent US elections and the Brexit casting a dark shadow. ‘Hope’ has a complex, textured, and a dark grittiness to it that makes it stands out from the crowd. Chaney’s vocals are spot on, and the track is deftly-produced. If you are looking for something left of centre then look no further Analogue Wave will satisfy your craving for both new music and something different.
‘Hope ‘ will be accompanied by two remixes, the first of which was created by Tuath, an Irish experimental psych/kraut collective, who have twisted the single into a sprawling wave of atmospheric neuro funk, peppered with drum and bass/jungle algorithms.
The second created by celebrated Canadian-Ukrainian dream pop duo Ummagma offer up an invigorating drive-filled dance-inducing remix of ‘Mezkal ’. The original version of this track was released on the band’s ‘N.l G.w.V.’ debut album. Opening with a remarkable groove, great momentum, this remix stands out in its edgy vocals and rich layering, with the tension building and releasing nicely.
‘Hope ’ will be officially released on March 24, 2017, digitally via Bandcamp and their full album will follow later in 2017. You can listen to Hope here https://soundcloud.com/analogue-wave/analogue-wave-hope.
Watch the Video of Analogue Wave’s ‘Mezkal ‘ below.