Today the multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Anand Wilder released his soundtrack score created for the film Cannibalizing The Conductor, via Last Gang Records. A founding member of the acclaimed group Yeasayer, Wilder returns to the rhythm-oriented electronic textures and beats which helped define the band’s breakthrough sound. The soundtrack follows his acclaimed 2022 debut solo album I Don’t Know My Words. Cannibalizing The Conductor is currently available across digital streaming platforms, and will also be released on limited edition cassette tapes, which are available for pre-order here.
Wilder remarks, "This was a really exciting project for me because it was the first long film score I have ever tackled, and the directive was to go in a heavily processed electronic direction, which was something I had steered clear of on my solo debut I Don't Know My Words.”
“I was reacquainted with my synthesizers and drum machines and arpeggiators, creating atmospheres by tapping on household objects and soaking them in reverb. I hope that the ambient, instrumental nature of the album will stand alone as something that can accompany walks around rainy urban landscapes or a dance party in a cave somewhere. I'm excited for listeners to experience this body of work and let their imaginations run wild.”
Cannibalizing the Conductor was directed by Derek Howard, Justin Kennedy and Emma Howes. Combining durational dance with narrative and documentary filmmaking techniques, the film transgresses the ethnographic gaze through deep observation for trance choreography and non linearity. Cannibalizing the Conductor will premiere at the Vienna International Dance Festival (Impulstanz) and be shown at a special event at UnionDocs in NYC this summer. The album artwork was created by Brooklyn-based artist George McCracken as part of their Lichen Islands series, which depicts “imagined lichen garden topologies” which disappeared from cities due to pollution during and after the industrial revolution.
Wilder is best known as co-founder of the shape-shifting experimental indie rock group Yeasayer. In 2022 Wilder released his post-Yeasayer debut solo album I Don’t Know My Words on Last Gang Records, which garnered wide acclaim from outlets including Pitchfork, NPR Music, NME, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum and many more.
Anand Wilder Tour Dates:
Apr 04 – Brooklyn, NY – Sleepwalk
June 02 – Greensboro, NC – Flat Iron
June 03 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
June 04 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
June 06 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
June 07 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
June 08 – Fort Worth, TX – Post at River East
June 09 – Memphis, TN – Overton Park Shell
June 10 – Nashville, TN – Dee’s Lounge
June 11 – Lexington, KY – The Burl