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            Wilhaeven - "Infinite Jest"

Paul Anthony returns to his Wilhaeven alias as a follow up to his recent appearance on Bill Brewster's Late Night Tales - Vespertine compilation as Canada High. A veteran who is always interested in the space between the beats, Anthony prefers to make music rather than talk about it. Billed as a sort of legacy art project, and mostly comprised of instrumental hip-hop tracks, "Infinite Jest" is referential yet modern. It's both a back-to-basics beat tape as well as a stylized abstraction of the old school boom bap sound. Facing the sophomore curse head-on, the Ottawa Canada native responds with a satisfying clutch of tracks, applying a deft Futurism to his obvious years spent in the lab. 

"I remember when I started to replace my teenage vinyl with CDs. As much as I enjoyed the clean digital smoothness of the new format, something was missing. I realized that the vinyl hiss, clicks and rumbles in the intros and outros had become an important part of the music itself. Those imperfections mark the passage of time, and for me bring back memories and feelings just as strongly as an old photograph or film. I'm honoring that legacy through my own music on this record." 

Indeed, the surface noise on "Infinite Jest" recalls long summer days, as if it exists in some half remembered dream. The slack horizontal pacing offers listeners escapism without having to step outside of their living room. 

On the whole the album has been constructed with great care, and feels like a career-spanning look at a seasoned producer's life. "Infinite Jest" is loose, inventive, and playfully reminisces over those hazy days from our past.

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BIOGRAPHY:

Active since 1994, Paul Anthony goes by many names: Night On Wish Mountain, Wilhaeven, KI, Canada High, Equal Ways, Rigid Body Dynamics, Travino - the list goes on. Far from disguises, they are a necessity for such a prolific producer. Paul got his start remixing electronic legends Mark Archer / Altern8, Si Begg, Unique 3, and Rhythmatic via UK based record label Mutate Records between 2010 and 2012. Aside from releasing music on dozens of labels around the world and playing gigs all over Canada, many of Paul's tracks have been featured in independent films, documentaries, MTV / NBC / CBC and BBC 4 television shows and gallery installations. 

PAUL ANTHONY HAS APPEARED ON:

 

Late Night Tales (UK), Rising High Records (UK), Originator Sound (UK), Ozone Recordings (UK), Ricochet Records (UK), Childhood Intelligence (GER), Discovery Records (US), Woodwork Recordings (CAN), Bishops Bloc (CAN), DTL Records (USA), LW Recordings (UK), Juncture Music (CAN), Music For Change (AU), Éditions Sordide (UK), Kahvi Collective (FIN), Spliced Vinyl Recordings (CAN), Fragrances (UK), Cosmetiq (UK), Fractured Funk (UK), Soundtracs Recordings (UK), Noodles Recordings (UK), Mutate Records (UK), Nice & Nasty Records (IRL), Sin Factory Records (USA), Random Sound Recordings (CAN)

Physical Media

Wilhaeven - "Infinite Jest" is out May 31st 2024

Double LP Gatefold 180g Silver Vinyl 

Double Compact Disc

VINYL VERSION:
2x 12 inch 180g Silver Coloured Vinyl

in a Gatefold Sleeve.

A1) GOLDEN GIRLS (5:15)
A2) INFINITE JEST (2:47)
A3) BURNT IN LIGHT (4:43)
A4) DEDICATION SIXTY FOUR (3:08)
A5) LOST TIME (4:15)


B1) WHITEWASH (2:20)
B2) BOOMBOX NATIONALS (4:47)
B3) YOU CLOSE THE DOOR, THE WIND CLOSES TWO MORE (4:48)
B4) HAND IN HAND (3:42)
B5) EVERY DETAIL OF MY FIRST KISS (4:16)


C1) YOU ARE NUMBER SIX (3:09)
C2) DOUBLE STITCH (4:14)
C3) BORN WITHOUT MOTOR (4:32)
C4) LIFTING A RECEIVER (4:45)
C5) LAZYBONES (3:13)

D1) DATE STAMP (3:26)
D2) WE LET THE EVENING IN (3:24)
D3) HALF OF MY LIFE (4:23)
D4) IT'S GETTING LATE (3:58)
D5) ILLUMINATION & LOSS (5:00)

DISC ONE:

1) GOLDEN GIRLS (5:15)
2) INFINITE JEST (2:47)
3) BURNT IN LIGHT (4:43)
4) DEDICATION SIXTY FOUR (3:08)
5) LOST TIME (4:15)
6) WHITEWASH (2:20)
7) BOOMBOX NATIONALS (4:47)
8) YOU CLOSE THE DOOR, THE WIND CLOSES TWO MORE (4:48)
9) HAND IN HAND (3:42)
10) EVERY DETAIL OF MY FIRST KISS (4:16)


DISC TWO:

1) YOU ARE NUMBER SIX (3:09)
2) DOUBLE STITCH (4:14)
3) BORN WITHOUT MOTOR (4:32)
4) LIFTING A RECEIVER (4:45)
5) LAZYBONES (3:13)
6) DATE STAMP (3:26)
7) WE LET THE EVENING IN (3:24)
8) HALF OF MY LIFE (4:23)
9) IT'S GETTING LATE (3:58)
10) ILLUMINATION & LOSS (5:00)

CD VERSION:

Double Compact Disc in a Digipak Case.

Written, produced and recorded by Paul Anthony (synthesizers / beats / programming / effects)
except "Lost Time" written, produced and recorded by Paul Anthony and Jim Roditis.
Produced and recorded at Trickshot Studios and Pockets Heavy - Ottawa, CANADA

>> thank you <<

Sandra Anthony (you are the best), Jim Roditis (Upper Regions), Glenn Humplik, Pete Grove (Woodwork Recordings), Christian Poulsen & Jason Rolfe (Bishops Bloc), Geoffrey Dent (Ricochet Records), Todd Nickolas (ADSR), Michael Glenwright, Andrew O'Malley,  Daniel Hood (AMPD), Alexander K. Einetter (Childhood Intelligence), Tim Humphrey (Discovery Records), Golbon Moltaji, Andrew Pakuts (CKCU FM), Clint House, Arturo B Turo, Blake Jacobs (House Of Targ), Mario Carlucci (CBC / Radio-Canada), Wendy Hydra (Juncture Music), Adrian Collins AKA Edzy (Unique 3), Esa Juhani Ruoho (Lackluster), Paul Croley (Cakeboy), Robert Page (Bobzilla), LW Recordings (UK), Jason McCreadie, Sterling Campbell, Vittorio Vychod Spica, Paul Blackford, Adriana Ciccone (Hexon Bogon), Thomas Stepien (Teknobrat), Andres del Castillo, Tumelo Ponalo (Melo-T), Wai Wan, Annie Socoria, Rory Hanchard, VJ Cinetik, Ashford SC, Dot Starkey, Roland Marckwort, Nicolas Lavoie (Paraphonique), Malek Eye, Janine Cangy Inglis, Stuart Siney, Phil Minotti & Mike Graham (CNTRL Machine), Jeff Larocque, Abe Van Dam, Ben Globerman, Michael Elliott, Eliot Goldstein, Kimera La Grande, Ben Vh, Rob Preuss, David Jackson, Stuart Curr (Swollen Heads), RIP Paddy McManus, Chris Daughney (who started me on this journey), Spaceman Music (Ottawa), Moog Audio (Montreal), 99.9 Emergency FM (Leeds UK), Threads Radio (Tottenham UK), Ricochet Records Podcast (London UK), FutureMusic FM (London UK), Altitude Radio (Guarda PT), Switched On Synths (Ottawa CAN), Drone Day (Ottawa CAN), Electric Circuits Festival (Kingston CAN), Alweezgrooven Festival (Quebec CAN), Aptly Named Summer Festival (Quebec CAN). And major thank you to all the record labels, radio stations, DJs and venues who have supported me over the years.

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