White Hills are proponents of psychedelia as transformation. The music made by Dave W. and Ego Sensation is risky and cutting edge, rooted in dystopian futurism and hyper-conscious of society’s constant desire for a new and better drug. That progressive aesthetic is at the heart of White Hills’ forthcoming new album Walks For Motorists, their most daring and radically stripped-down record that emphasises rhythm and groove.
Walks For Motorists was recorded with the acclaimed David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, Jungle, Bear in Heaven, Bat for Lashes, Owen Pallet) at his Bryn Derwen Recording Studio in North Wales, which borders the Snowdonia National Park. The band had complete 24-hour access to the studio, which allowed them to work whenever inspiration struck them. Wrench’s expertise producing and mixing electronic music was an essential asset when perfecting the crisp tones heard throughout the record. This is the first album the band has recorded outside of their native New York City and the vast, luscious rolling Welsh landscape that surrounded the studio influenced the album’s uncluttered and focused sound.