Sidekick Wave is the primary musical project of traveling musician/yoga & meditation teacher/poet, David Miller, and his various collaborators. After several singles, EPs, and compilation tracks crossing through a multitude of genres, "Withered" is the first Sidekick Wave album.
"Withered" evokes memories of an era when industrial music was new, and its sound less defined; just as likely to cross over into Post Punk or Dark Ambient as the dance floor. "Withered" is like memory of music from a dream, where the drifting mind merged distant memories of early Psychic TV, Sleep Chamber, Current 93 with Can, Klinik, Skinny Puppy, She Wants Revenge, hardcore Devo, Youth Code and the Revolting Cocks but the dream logic has warped them into their own beast, never merely imitative.
"Withered" is an album about death, love, ritual and devotion. The lyrics are primal, improvisational, and born from mortality and loss. The song-oriented first tracks (1-4) are followed by more expansive and meditative tracks (5-8).