WANDA005 - CELLULOID CORRIDORS 

MOHAMED A. GAWAD/ DICE MILLER/ANDREAS REIHSE 

ON LTD EDITION CASSETTE/DIGITAL

A WANDA RECORD RELEASE

BERLIN / SALFORD MAY 2017

 

Wanda Says:

"Spell of silent film, ambient hum, celluloid glitch, vocal hybrids, voices summoned from the lucid terrains of the technologically-spirited, more-than-human archive. Part film-manifesto, part audio-essay, part cinematic-séance, channelled via the voice/words of Cairo-based artist/writer, Mohamed A. Gawad, & the voice/words of Berlin/Salford-based, FITH co-founder, Dice Miller; with music/arrangement, celluloid-splicing from Berlin-based Kreidler-chief, Andreas Reihse."

 

       

      WANDA/MOOT - MURMELN

     murmeln um schiffland
     DIGITAL DOWNLOAD / LTD EDITION BOOK
    A WANDA / MOOT PRESS COLLABORATION
    BERLIN / BRISTOL APRIL 2017

Wanda Says:
“Murmeln’s vast history of composition has led him to a subtle sonic blend of electro-acoustic, classical and slacker folk. Haiku and Tanka guide the listener through a dreamlike landscape of modern day archetypes, between the lines and off the page.”

 

 

WANDA004 - EPIPHANY NOW

ON LTD EDITION CASSETTE/DIGITAL

A WANDA/ONO RECORD RELEASE

BERLIN / SALFORD FEB 2017

WANDA003 - FITH

SIGNS/CORNERSTONE

A WANDA RECORD RELEASE

BERLIN / SALFORD DECEMBER 2016

 

Wanda Says:

"We end this year with an impromptu, improvised, release by FITH: two tracks 'Signs/Cornerstone' recorded live in Berlin,  invoking Alejandra Pizarnik's poem of the same name. The use of room space, creaking doors and Diduks, amplified and distorted into songs of incantation, electronic prayers, invocations of light and nocturnal tremors, glitched into waves of parallel futures."

 

 

WANDA002 - FITH

DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW

ON LTD EDITION 12" VINYL / DIGITAL.

A WANDA RECORD RELEASE ( NOVEMBER 2016)

Available on Bandcamp , Boomkat & directly at live shows!

Boomkat Says:

"Quietly alluring debut LP of post punk-tempered avant-pop songs and cinematic mise-en-scene from Fith: a canny proposition revolving filmmaker/vocalist Dalia Neis a.k.a Dice Miller, plus Lori Goldston (Nirvana, Earth), Alex Paulick (Kreidler), and Enir Da; released on the Berlin/Manchester co-operative, Wanda, who previously issued an excellent, imagined soundtrack-cum-compilation, Wanda is not here earlier this summer.

Crepuscular, oneiric, anchronistic, Fith unfolds a spellbinding narrative guided by protagonist, Dice Miller, a poised and coolly possessed character who flits from dubbed-out glossolalia recalling Negra Branca to an icier, detached aloofness almost recalling John Balance, and even percolated choral arrangements reminding of Maya S.K. Ratkje, but always returning to a hushed delivery, mixed with uncanny presence at front and centre of the soundfield.

Besides her vocals, Dice also shares composition and production duties with Paulick and Enir Da, framing the multiple personalities of her voice against suitably varied backdrops that match her noirish yet curiously ambiguous tone scene for scene, whether anchoring her flighty contrails in rugged drop forge drums and shimmering organ on Oya, or like some spaced-out Anne Clarke in L’Echappée Belle or drily echoic, gothic downbeats of Fire In The Hole, or rent in shatterprone hyaline figures over the gamelan-like delicacy of Muddy Grimoire (which is also an excellent song title), whilst the penultimate song, Gish finds her like Kate Bush placed over impish, Coil-esque chamber melodies and spirit-sawing cello by Lori Goldston, who also appears in the closing ether dream sequence of Speed."

Beyeah Says:

"Nouveau projet franco-anglais, Fith vient hanter nos songes éveillés avec une musique trip hop nous plongeant dans un univers aussi mystérieux que raffiné. Formé à Berlin l’été dernier, le groupe composé de Dice Miller (chant) et Enir Da (compositeur, producteur et percussionniste) forme un duo étonnant où la voix sombre et sensuelle de Dice se pose à merveille sur les percussions minimalistes et les mélodies profondes d’Enir. Insufflé de vapes ambiantes, le groupe oscille entre le côté tribal de Woodkid et les paysages sonores de Portishead, privilégiant les ballades et les rythmes lents dans une ambiance à l’esthétique surannée. Nos deux coup de cœurs du duo sont Fire in the Hole et The Faint Outside, sans compter le titre Gish qui se paie le luxe d’avoir en featuring la talentueuse Lori Goldston – connue pour avoir collaboré sur le MTV Unplugged acoustique de Nirvana. Avec un LP composé de 10 pistes intenses et trippantes, le duo franco-anglais réussit son entrée en scène, qui paraîtra le 1er novembre sur le label Wanda. Fith ne vous fera pas danser, non, mais le dépaysement est assuré."

Piccadily Records Says:

" Spooky, spine-tingling drones, glistening synths and visceral spoken-word vocal workouts. A dynamic and engrossing collection of pieces..."

Wanda Says:

"Combining gothic and cinematic imagery, storytelling and spiritual frenzy, Dice Miller’s dead-pan voice cracks through from antiquity to the present, while Enir Da’s minimal percussion and dark chromatic scales drag us into twisted and euphoric scenes."

 

WANDA001 MIXTAPE OUT NOW! 

ON LTD EDITION CASSETTE.  (Sold Out)

A WANDA / ONO RECORD RELEASE (AUGUST 2016)

Available on Bandcamp & Boomkat!

TRACK LIST:


1. Wanda Intro
2. Epiphany Now - 16-01-27-01-00-37-25
4. Odie Ji Ghast / Bad@Maths - Aquatic Frolics
5. Shriekback - Hapax Legomena
6. Rachel Margetts & Dice Miller - Double exposure
7. Büchler & Wand - á la Cage
8. Ecka Rose Mordecai - Fog
9. Michael Holland - Sunday Morning
10. Belarisk - Ruined Rig (Contaminated)
11. Yr Lovely Dead Moon - God's Land
12. S/Z - Feeling And Must
13. Enir Da - Desert (Cowboy's Chase)
14. Fith - L' Echappée Belle
15. Michael Holland & Anna Berkenhoff - Pendolino
16. Crude - Best Man
17. The Polyopia of Purple - A radio play with words by Nissa Nishikawa & sound from Makoto Kawabata
     (Acid Mothers Temple)
18. Param - Atman
19. Brigitte Fontaine - L' Auberge
20. Negra Branca - Importa
21. Sister Body - Cadillac (On The Way To The Hospital)
22. Dice Miller, Andreas Reihse, Rene Schohe

'Brixton X Roads' (live at West Germany, Berlin)

 

Continuo Says:

"The inaugural release by a new UK/German label, Wanda Is Not Here is a cassette mixtape intended as a homage to Barbara Loden’s 1970 film, Wanda. These simple premises work as a unifying concept helping the integration of a variety of tracks into a miraculously coherent, alternative soundtrack. I particularly enjoyed the flawless and faultless transitions betweens tracks, sometimes thanks to film excerpts, sometimes, it seems, thanks to pure magic encounters. The music is bathed in a strong cinematic atmosphere full of spoken world, ambient beds and smooth acoustic guitar, reminiscent of famous film soundtracks like Eraserhead, Valerie and Her Week of Wonder, Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks, as well as landmark albums like From Brussels With Love or The KLF’s Chill Out. In addition to pre-existing recordings, this mixtape includes a track by Fith, apparently the next release scheduled on Wanda" (25.9.16)

 

Piccadilly Records says:

" 'Wanda Is Not Here' showcases almost 100 whole minutes of the finest outsider electronic/ambient music you could ever imagine on a mixtape themed around an early 70's film in 2016. From heart-wrenchingly minimalist orchestral ambience to sampled soundtrack collage, the work on show here is as competant as it is diverse. Though the artists do vary greatly from one another they all seem to have honed in on the thematic focus, and have delivered a concise and fascinating document to be enjoyed with the film or without. " (9.9.16)

 

Boomkat says:

"Dreamy mixtape made in response to Barbara Loden’s Wanda...." (15.8.16)