New single and album announcement: 52 Hertz Whale
52 Hertz Whale (SK) release new single “Phil” and announce new album
It has been a long five years waiting for the lonely Bratislava whale to resurface. The quintet 52 Hertz Whale have recently released their new single Phil, available on all streaming platforms. Together with the single they are launching the presale of their new album Present Sense Impression, coming out 26th August as a co-production of the labels Full Moon Forum and Weltschmerzen. In fall, the band will embark on an extensive run of European dates to support the new release.
”Phil” was put together during the pandemic months of 2020; as bass player Fabo puts it: ”Phil and the rest of Present Sense Impression were created in the solitude of czech woods with the help of prosecco, in cracked versions of Ableton, and in a rehearsal space filled with smoke. Through clenched teeth, chaos, drive as well as reluctance, we’ve arrived at a fuse of the good and the bad.” The single was recorded in 2021 under the oversight of sound master Jakub Hríbik in the Bratislava studio Pulp, as was the rest of the album later.
”Phil is one of the two new tracks that don’t feature a classic chorus, much like our older stuff. We only started to make use of those with the guidance of Lazer Viking, who produced most of the album,” adds Tomáš from behind the drums. The name of the song pays homage to Phil Elverum and his project The Microphones: their release Song Islands is the foundation from which the lyrics to 52 Hertz Whale’s Phil have been put together. The single is also accompanied by a spontaneous video clip shot at a water work near Bratislava.