Hypnotic spoken word intertwined with sumptuous layers of ambient music
Triptych is an album by WASH. A blending of spoken word and music in a way you’ve never heard before. A voice walks through a series of evocative and ever-evolving soundscapes, a mixture of the organic with the electronic: loops and beats, found sounds, liquid guitar lines, squeaks and drones.
Featuring music by Warren Daly (Invisible Agent), Alex Leonard (Ebauche) and Hal Fx (Audio Mainline). A hybrid soundscape of rhythm, synthesis, live instrumentation and location recordings, guided by the poetry and spoken word of Scott Bywater.
It always begins with silence, a blank page. Then follows a spark. Four minds combined, and the silence was slowly filled. Two further minds expanded the space into colour. What were they building, and how? They didn’t know. And yet by doing they made.
Triptych is a three part work arranged thematically
- Part One leads us through the sublime heat of Cambodia’s capital city.
- Part Two finds us drifting across Europe, a propulsive celebration of the art of travel
- Part Three is a more reflective piece on the art of Living
Featuring paintings by Cambodian, and Polish artists
The soundscape was augmented by three paintings by Chhan Dina and Adriana Snochowska, one each individually and one collaboratively, that were created while listening to rehearsals. You can enjoy all of these paintings in the limited edition colour booklet now, includes Triptych digital album download
The sound of WASH is created by three music producers and one poet, interacting piece by piece to weave ideas in and out and around, maintaining high degree of improvisation and flexibility within a disciplined structure.
Having delved into it over and over, its beauty–both lyrical and musical–grew on me and the release revealed itself as a thoroughly engaging, extremely intelligent suite of pieces that exude confidence and truly pull the listener in. You need to give this a try.
... the release revealed itself as a thoroughly engaging, extremely intelligent suite of pieces that exude confidence and truly pull the listener in.