(photo: Leon De Backer – Artwork by Sofia Hjortberg)
WEITE, the new prog-psych/kraut band featuring Nicholas DiSalvo (Elder, Delving) and Michael Risberg (Elder) alongside Ingwer Boysen (High Fighter) and Ben Lubin (Lawns), has announced new details about their upcoming, much-awaited debut album!“Assemblage” will be released on July 14, 2023 through Stickman Records.
The first glimpse has just been revealed in the following video teaser:
Weite was initially conceived as a one-off winter project by Boysen, who contacted DiSalvo and Risberg with the idea to write and record a record within a week. Having played together in DiSalvo’s live band for his project Delving, a certain musical chemistry was already apparent. The three recruited Berlin-based English guitarist Lubin to round out the quartet and proceeded to bunker in for a week of intense songwriting.
Sharing their diverse musical interests and swapping instruments frequently, a body of songs was quickly created that channeled a collective love for 60’s and 70’s psychedelic music, krautrock, jazz and listening to one motorik beat for 20 minutes straight. The troupe set off to record in a short session at Big Snuff Studio with frequent collaborator Richard Behrens and within a few days “Assemblage” was born. Recording live, Behrens captured the essence of the session, at times mellow and times intense, with the five together then embellishing the raw recordings with a hearty dollop of experimental overdubs.
After many banal discussions and almost a year after the project was finished, Weite was officially born as the group decided to continue the project as a proper band. “We didn’t intend to start a band, but it kinda happened“, the band recently commented. “It turned out pretty cool, too cool to let it be a one-off, so we decided to keep it going. WEITE was officially born; the word means “expanse” “vastness” or “width”, a few adjectives we’d use to describe our sound.“
“Assemblage” track listing:
In support of their upcoming debut, the band has announced a few first live shows, with more to follow in the not so distant future. Make sure to catch the band live and follow Weite on: www.instagram.com/_weite
13.07.23 – DE – Berlin | Kantine am Berghain
15.07.23 – DE – Hamburg | Hafenklang