Ex-Interpol bassist previews new age album about water

Interpol bassist Carlos Dengler, aka Carlos D, left the band after the completion of their self-titled 2010 album. A few years later, he tried to make it as an actor, but within a month he did a guest stint in the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers† Now he is about to release his first music since the departure of the band that made him famous.

As Brooklyn Vegan points out, Dengler has an album called aqueduct comes out in two weeks. It’s a new age album about water. Dengler played everything on the album except Keith Bonner’s flute and Laura Kay’s vocals. The Bandcamp page explains: “In addition to Downloads, Compact Disc and Cassette, NFTs will be designed and minted, one for each track. The buyer is the sole owner of the NFT for each selected track. A portion of the proceeds will go to an eco-charity yet to be determined. Special bonuses for NFT holders are in the works.” Further down it reads: “Note: The Ethereum blockchain is currently transitioning to a green network; in the meantime, each NFT will be sold with a carbon offset for environmental impact.”

Here is his description of the music:

aqueduct is an exploration of wild areas and natural textures: moist soil, sweet pine sap, sub-alpine wind. The album explores the notion of watercourses, how different bodies of water in nature perform tasks of forest rejuvenation and valley irrigation, and how those forces can be harnessed in civilization as well. For example, the ancient aqueducts the Romans were known for illustrate how a relatively simple technology could harness incredibly powerful hydraulic capabilities straight from nature. aqueduct tries to tell the story of our relationship with and our dependence on water.

Dengler shared an advanced single from aqueduct so far, the nearly 10-minute “New Cambria.” Listen to it below.

aqueduct is out on 15-4.

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