WIFE, aka James Kelly, released his debut album What's Between back in 2014 on Tri Angle. At the time he was best known for also being in black metal band Altar Of Plagues, but managed to carve a niche for his delicate electronic experiments. WIFE's next project will be Standard Nature. The EP is due for release in September and The FADER is premiering new song "Glass Interruption" below. Standard Nature explores themes related to Kelly's time living in the Costa Rican rainforest working as an environmental researcher, and includes field recordings of chainsaws and other man-made apparatus in among the synths.
Speaking about the EP in an email to The FADER, Kelly said: “In the rainforest, I witnessed firsthand the destruction caused by loggers. When the chainsaw meets the tree — that was the image at the forefront of my mind when creating Standard Nature. "Glass Interruption" is a collection of my own and found footage documenting 2016 wildfires. Fire has a duality, one side is a tool for restoration and cleansing, the other a destructive force. It's not about portraying shocking scenes of destruction, but rather our relationship with fire in 2016. Watching from drones, recording on phones."
Standard Nature is released September 23 via Profound Lore with an EP launch show at Berghain Berlin, September 27.