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Standard Nature


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Debuting with the “Stoic” EP in 2012, WIFE would immediately sign with respected electronic music label Tri-Angle Records (The Haxan Cloak, Evian Christ, Clams Casino etc.) for WIFE’s debut LP “What’s Between” in 2014 (which was co-produced by The Haxan Cloak respectively). “What’s Between” saw Kelly incorporate more singer-songwriter elements into the WIFE sound and brought more awareness to Kelly as a prospect within the electronic music scene alongside his aforementioned peers.

With the new WIFE EP “Standard Nature” to be released via Profound Lore Records on limited edition 12” MLP, Compact Disc, and digital this Sept, Kelly has created a bridge between the singer-song writer leanings of “What’s Between” and the more experimental aura of the “Stoic” EP. The result is some of the best produced WIFE material yet with a heavier, more intense sound crafted through layers of electronics, samples, beats, and vocals.

"Standard Nature" explores themes relating to Kelly's time spent as an environmental researcher. The artwork, created by renowned photographer Daniel Sannwald who has done album covers for such artists as Miguel, Arca, Kelela, M.I.A., and Rihanna, depicts a machine reflecting a rainforest, demonstrating the juxtaposition of nature and machine. Throughout 'Standard Nature', layers of Kelly's field recordings of chainsaws wrestle with lush organic synths and choral vocals, the results simultaneously being the most aggressive and beautiful music WIFE has created.


released September 23, 2016

Produced, recorded, and mixed by James Kelly.


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