The ferocious Pacific has been pummeling the sandstone cliffs since the tide picked up late in the afternoon. The shadowy depths of the ocean mass have fused into the bruised horizon sky. A sliver of a moon helplessly assumes its position above.
It’s nearing midnight at Shangri-La in Malibu, California and the old chapel building on Rick Rubin’s property emanates an unmistakable energy of excitement and endless creativity. What started as an impromptu post-lunch electro jam amongst collaborators and friends ended up as a heaving, angular post-apocalyptic rap-rave anthem. By dawn, the tide outside had settled, but new forces were at play inside.
Introducing ‘Chapel’ by Willaris. K. featuring the frenzied vocals of WaveIQ and the first taste of Willaris. K’s four track rave-oriented EP, Full Noise. Following a rudimentary approach in contrast to the cerebral and introspective nature of his previous releases, on Full Noise Willaris. K channels a frenetic warehouse rave energy, resulting in his most immediate and concise work to date.
Initiating with ‘Blunt Sword’, the cardinal beat coils into restricted, sparse moments of serenity. An expert in controlling tension, it’s fleeting tranquility firmly focuses upon muscular reflex over relief. The track features Seekae’s George Nicholas, a catalyst influence in Willaris. K’s artistry. Whilst calculating his live setup for his first shows, ‘Tanzmaus’ emerged in a two-hour writing sprint, testing out new hardware. Now a crowd favourite and staple in live sets, ‘Tanzmaus’’s primitive nature finds visceral home in Full Noise. The EPs closing track ‘Full Circle’ dives into Australia’s rich rave history and features Paul Mac, referencing his previous project Itch-E & Scratch-E.