This is the first track to come to fruition from a month of secluding myself in a cabin upstate. It was strange up there, as I had never before alienated myself to such an extent. I had a desire to create something simple and pure, which is how the main synth line came to be (as a sine wave, the most simple and pure waveform).
Suppression also set in, not having the usual outlets for my pent up social and physical energy was a welcome challenge. The ecstatic synth stabs at the climax embody this need to get out and flail my arms around and scream, a therapeutic move I often employ when I see fit. Most importantly though, I was essentially just trying to make a soundtrack to which I could dance. And I did dance to it. A lot.
Dance along and listen to “Wake” below.
“Wake” is out now on Counter Records. Catch Chrome Sparks on tour at the dates below…
March 11 – Pitch Festival – Victoria (Australia)
March 11 – Howler – Melbourne (Australia)
March 12 – BBE Dance Party – Metro Theatre – Sydney (Australia)
March 17 – Austin, TX (SXSW) – Cheer Up Charlie’s upstairs
March 17 – Austin, TX (SXSW – Half Step (Counter Records x Majestic Casual party)
April 5 -Badaboum – Paris, France
April 6 – Pickle Factory – London, UK
April 7 – Lolita – Barcelona, Spain
April 8 – Kredytowa – Warsaw, Poland
April 10 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 11 – NoD – Prague, Czech Republic
April 13 – Yuca – Cologne, Germany
April 14 – Prince Charles – Berlin, Germany
April 15 – Mirror at Contato Club – Milan, Italy