The new album from Birmingham, Alabama’s WRAY vibrates at the intersection of those dichotomies and others—hope and pessimism, wild and composed, joy and pain. There is no light without dark, no dark without light, a concept which birthed the dual record ‘Stream of Youth / Blank World’.
“When we started this project, it was just about exploring repetition—which is something that runs throughout Krautrock, techno, and even ambient music,” David Brown explained. “One of us would go into the studio for a few days to work out and write synth parts, percussion lines, or guitar layers, and we had a lot of room to let it all breathe.”
With outpouring majesty, Wray delivers with punch and gusto, mixing ambles of jazzy roots and cosmic psyche ambience.
Just no way around the golden wish-pond like warmth of this single from Wray.
The band is bassist/vocalist David Brown, along with bandmates Blake Wimberly (drums) and David Swatzell (guitars/vocals).