A long-standing endeavor, the project has served as a vessel with which to navigate the sonic semiotics of science and its accompanying fictions. Propelled equally by the misuse of digital signal processing, analogue synthesizers and parasitic earworms, these recordings serve as a milestone in this continuing adventure. Electronic tones multiply and subtract thoughout the release in a sublime cosmic flurry, paying homage to electro pioneers that came before. Above the transistorised jumble, crystalline synths emerge through deeply rooted rhythms. Weaving throughout experimental electronics to more dance ready tracks, Design a Wave veers sharply left, to carve his own wayward path.
"The long standing project of London-based artist Tom Hirst, Design A Wave has been around since the late ’90s but it’s only in recent years he’s began to gain wider recognition. Fans of Rush Hour Distribution’s No ‘Label’ endeavour will be more than familiar with the work of Tom Hirst’s Design A Wave project, with the London-based artist delivering a pair of distinctive 12″s for the label this year as well as getting remixed by Aroy Dee and Ma Spaventi for that ##### 12″.
The forthcoming Alien Jams release from Design A Wave takes shape in the form of a three-track 12″ called International Journey of Synthetic Emotion which seems to capture Hirst’s mangled synth-wave perfectly"- Juno Plus