Wume prep ‘Towards the Shadow’ LP, touring (listen to “Ravel”)
Baltimore duo Wume will release their third album, Towards the Shadow, on November 9 via Northern Spy. While April Camlin and Albert Schatz's music is heavily electronic it is also vividly alive and very clearly created by human beings. Take, for example, the whizzing "Ravel," which spirals out from a few bleeps into a building, undulating, and hypnotic percussive piece. Its origins may surprise you. "In the Wume laboratory, we try not to filter ourselves and throw whatever sounds interesting in the mix," say the band.. "For 'Ravel' we were experimenting with chopping up MIDI files of classical pieces into loops and seeing where it went. This song was made by taking the midi file of "J’eau D’eau," a really beautiful flowing piano piece by Maurice Ravel. It was fun to make loops of the piece and play them through our synthesizers and manipulate the sound. Once we had a few sections going we attempted to add drums and it felt like putting a square peg into a round hole, resulting in an off-kilter feel." The song premieres in this post and you can stream it, and check out another track off the LP, below.
Having just wrapped up a European tour with fellow Baltimoreans Beach House, Wume have North American live dates lined up for the rest of 2019, including a NYC show at Union Pool on November 10 with Yvette and Jobs (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Wume - 2018 Tour Dates
11/09/19: Hasslefest/Green Street Studios – Boston, MASS with many more
11/10/18: Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY with YVETTE, JOBS
11/16/18: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD with Matmos, Amanda Schmidt
11/28/18: Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
11/29/18: Mahalls – Cleveland, OH
11/30/18: The Hideout – Chicago, IL with TALsounds, HUJO
12/01/18: UFO Factory – Detroit, MI
12/02/18: Kaiju – Louisville, KY
12/03/18: Dirty Dungarees – Columbus, OH
12/05/18: Mothlight – Asheville, NC
12/06/18: Kings – Raleigh, NC with Speed Stick
12/07/18: The Bridge PAI – Charlottesville, VA