Andrew Wyatt, better known to most as the front man of indie powerhouse electronic pop band Miike Snow, has announced his first solo project, Descender, slated for release on INGRID/Downtown Records on April 16th. Descender is a 32 minute meditation into the darker side of Andrew Wyatt not seen on his latest endeavors with Miike Snow. The introspection weaves amazingly intricate soundscapes and is explored with the use of Prague’s Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adam Klemens. The album also includes cameos from Anthony Rossomando of The Libertines, Brad Traux formerly of Interpol and John Herndon of Tortoise. The marrying of these elements spawned a huddled romanticism which permeates the record’s sweeping string arrangements with Wyatt’s vulnerable and haunting vocals. The creation of this album was more elaborate than anything Andrew has attempted before marking the first time he wrote, orchestrated and produced an entire album solely on his own. Stay tuned for a more in depth look into the making of Descender captured in a documentary directed by Sebastian Mlynarski that will premier on Creators Project this March.
INGRID is an imprint and artist collective founded in part by Wyatt and Miike Snow themselves, sharing curation duties with Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, and several others.
TRACK LISTING ANDREW WYATT/DESCENDER:
1. Horse Latitudes
2. Harlem Boyzz
3. Cluster Subs
4. She’s Changed
5. And Septimus…
6. It Won’t Let You Go
7. Descender (Death of 1000 Cuts)
8. In Paris They Know How to Build a Monument
9. There is a Spring