PRE-ORDER! MIS+RESS: S/T Debut from Brian Wenckebach (Elika, Thee Koukouvaya) (Somewherecold Records, 2017)
Hello Somewherecold fans!
The next Somewherecold Records release is up for pre-order and it’s a brilliant piece of ambient guitar work by Brian Wenckebach of Elika and Thee Koukouvaya fame. Wenckebach‘s work here is lush and floating, with brilliant textural choices and deeply meditative moments. The Self-Titled album is being released on limited cassette (50 hand numbered copies) and CD (100 copies) on October 13, 2017. Click on the Bandcamp site below and pick up a copy before they sell out!
“Mis+ress is the musician, artist, mixing and mastering engineer, father and educator Brian Wenckebach. Wenckebach was a member of Brooklyn shoegaze darlings Elika and experimental electronica outfit Thee Koukouvaya. He’s worked with a number of established artists and labels including Showtime Television Networks, Polyvinyl Records, Ulrich Schnauss, Asobi Seksu, Noveller, Thisquietarmy, and Nadja.
This album was recorded with an electric guitar and four effects pedals in his sister-in-law’s childhood bedroom in Toms River, New Jersey. Rather than relying solely on atmosphere and texture, Mis+ress creates songs with genuine emotional content. They are clever and intricate, dreamy yet broken. Gorgeous landscapes littered with machines languishing in obsolescence. Mis+ress evokes memories of a past/future you didn’t/won’t have. This is post ambient, instrumental guitar. No frills, no hiding.”
1. The History of Fishes
2. Nested Infinities
5. The Great Dying
6. Eligible Receiver
7. No More Parties
8. Mr. Bikinis
9. The Absolute Territory
10. Main Sequence Phase
Guitar + Processing: Brian Wenckebach
Mixed + Mastered by Brian Wenckebach @ Electric Blue Studios
Art + Design by Thomas B. Martin
Blue Looked Glorious (SESAC)