German prog/psych/kraut supergroup Weite stream their debut album, »Assemblage«, which was just released on June 30th, 2023 in digital format and will be available on vinyl and CD this Friday, July 14th, 2023 via Stickman Records. Featuring members of Elder, High Fighter, Delving and Lawns.
Listen to »Assemblage« on all streaming platforms!
Artwork by Sofia Hjortberg.
Courtesy of All Noir PR:
Weite is a new band featuring Nicholas DiSalvo (Elder, Delving) and Michael Risberg (Elder) alongside colleagues Ingwer Boysen (High Fighter) and Ben Lubin (Lawns). »Assemblage« is their first record, an effortlessly eclectic album of lightly psychedelic instrumental music.
The album is available on all digital platforms on June 30, 2023, with a vinyl and CD release to follow on July 14th through Stickman Records. You can now pre-order your copy at THIS LOCATION!
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.
Photo by Leon de Backer
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 said. “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.”
In support of their upcoming debut, Weite will be playing a handful of exclusive album release shows, make sure to catch them live at the following dates:
13.07.23 – DE – Berlin | Kantine am Berghain (w/ ZAHN and Perilymph)
14.07.23 – DE – Erfurt – Stoned from the Underground – Festival
15.07.23 – DE – Hamburg | Hafenklang (w/ Dunya)
16.07.23 – PL – Pleszew – Red Smoke Festival