Fraternal Parisian duo, WuW, have today announced details of their sophomore album - Rétablir L’Eternité - and released the first single from the LP. The track, titled Assiégé Par Les Cris Du Sursis, is available on all streaming platforms now and can also be listened to via YouTube HERE. Rétablir L’Eternité will be released via Prosthetic Records on March 27 and is available to pre-order now.
WuW have also confirmed their debut live performance; the pair will perform at Le Cirque Electrique, Paris on 20 February
Rétablir L’Eternité is an invitation to slow down and immerse yourself in experimental, progressive instrumental missives. Composed and recorded between January 2018 and June 2019 in their own studio just outside Paris, brothers Benjamin and Guillaume Colin’s writing for Rétablir L’Eternité was more instinctive than ever. By allowing their unconscious to permeate their output, the music of WuW serves as a form of catharsis for its creators - letting the unknown be known
On the recording, they enlisted the saxophone skills of Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House), whilst Sam Kün (Welcome-X) uses his voice as an instrument - a musical effect - rather than as traditional singing. Mixing was handled by Benjamin, before being mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room in Chicago
The classical-meets-experimental ethos of WuW
means that Rétablir L’Eternité may be welcome listening for fans of Amenra, Anna von Hausswolff or Ben Frost, however they remain a band that remain elusive in terms of easy categorisation. Their cinematic soundscapes are heavier on the drone-ambient and metal elements compared to their debut, but the tracks on Rétablir L’Eternité retain a majestic and purifying quality. The artist Brian Cougar has captured this feeling of dark vertigo in the spellbinding artwork.
The album title translates approximately to ‘restore eternity’ which for the brothers means that they hope the album offers listeners a chance to take a moment out from the present and to envelope themselves in the moment; just a small part of eternity.