Ways In Waves

Bloodless Arches out now!

“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).

Based off an image of a wire frame bird built by Brian Raine.

Based off an image of a wire frame bird built by Brian Raine.

Based off of imagery from the “Preservationist” music video.

Based off of imagery from the “Preservationist” music video.

Based off of the character from “Hold” and “Catching Up”, as well as a baby from the “Hurting Other People” stop-motion music video.

Based off of the character from “Hold” and “Catching Up”, as well as a baby from the “Hurting Other People” stop-motion music video.

An attempt to comfort a bird that has wandered into the city. It sees Bloodless Arches, so I tried to give it living arches in my dream. But this attempt to help another results in something grotesque. The front and back covers are opposites of one another: the front is a living being made out of lifeless material, the back cover is a lifeless construct made from living material.

An attempt to comfort a bird that has wandered into the city. It sees Bloodless Arches, so I tried to give it living arches in my dream. But this attempt to help another results in something grotesque. The front and back covers are opposites of one another: the front is a living being made out of lifeless material, the back cover is a lifeless construct made from living material.