But thanks to some miracle work from my friend Wayne Pennell, the album has been saved. It’s a little more lo-fi than was originally planned, but the essense is intact. And let’s face it, this was never going to be a pop record.
What it is though is more difficult to decide. Less meandering than the Peripheral Vision material (thus far of course, Peripheral Vision is a record being made one track at a time and could go anywhere), and a damn sight more aggressive – it’s a record that had no foundations until the very second it started being recorded.
The album is in the same order as the songs were recorded. A few beginnings and ends have been tidied up, but that’s all. I did decide to leave in the Adrian Belew tribute on ‘How Can You Laugh?’
The title ‘Waves’ came from the sound and dynamics created by the looping and layering of guitar parts that peppers this record. The more I add, the less accurate it tends to be. Through physics sounds appear that were never planned.
But it’s not all huge distortion territory. Electric Animal, Wedding Requiem and the title track all contain subtler moments for those who like to relax.
The album is free to download – go for your life!