“Bloodless Arches", the debut album from Brian Raine's moniker Ways In Waves, was released on Bent River Records on June 15th, 2019. Three and a half years of work went into this record, which was inspired by a recurring dream from the point of view of a dying bird. Dense, experimental production techniques are used to place the elements of a traditional rock/pop ensemble in a space that brings dreams into the forefront of the listener's experience.
Lyrically, tracks 1 to 9 carry us through the motions of having a bad day, along with all of the self-reflection that vulnerable moments of depersonalization can bring. Tracks 10 and 11 bring us through the dream, and through a life-story written for the bird. Ways In Waves wants its audience to know that they are not alone, and that all life experiences are fuel for artistic expression. "Bloodless Arches" will be brought to life by live musicians: Geoff Yinan Li (guitar), Eric Wildeman (guitar, keys), Connor Pylypa (bass), and Ryan Pliska (drums).