Sunday, July 17, 2022

235: Wake

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 235 features an interview with Rob LaChance of Wake.

[cover photo by Cole Hadley]

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Canadian grinders Wake have gone through a metamorphosis over the course of their release history. From the short, crusty ragers that defined their early albums, the band has broadened their scope to include shoegazing atmospheres and black metal dissonance, without neglecting the speed that defined their early sound.

I spoke with guitarist Rob LaChance about when the band is happy with a song, and why they don't want to be "a re-run machine". We also talked about how derailed touring plans led to their recent releases, and why developing as musicians and songwriters caused their latest album, Thought Form Descent, to be their most experimental.

My thanks to Rob for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"In the Lair of the Rat Kings"
"Kana Tevoro (Kania! Kania!)"
taken from the album Devouring Ruin

"Infinite Inward"
"Swallow the Light"
taken from the album Thought Form Descent

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Thought Form Descent (via Metal Blade Records webshop)

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