Halo Orbit is the thrilling new international supergroup consisting of bassist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Racer X), guitarist suGar Yoshinaga (Buffalo Daughter) and drummer Mark Guiliana (Beat Music, Meshell Ndegeocello, David Bowie‘s Blackstar). Divided between their respective homes of New York City, Tokyo and Los Angeles, this dynamic and boundary-pushing rock trio incorporate electronica, progressive rock and hip-hop on their debut self-titled album. Earlier this month Impose Magazine shared Halo Orbit’s “Trieste,” a roiling, nine-minute ambient jam. We’re stoked to premiere the band’s newest effort “Warped Descent,” a heavy and harrowing trip-hop number that features Paris-based singer-songwriter Lisa Papineau. Listen below.
Read a statement from Juan Alderete about the new track:
Warped Descent came from me experimenting with sounds in my studio in Highland Park. I was combining two effects pedals with my bass and the pedals’ names were Chase Bliss “Warped Vinyl” and Walrus Audio’s “Descent” reverb. The Warped Vinyl makes your instrument sound like it is on warped vinyl and the Descent makes your instrument sound like it is falling or descending into another realm. I figured combining those two on their names alone would provide something cool. I hit some notes and damn, I ran and hit record on my computer. I locked up a drum loop and then sent it to suGar and she was lit up on it and added a bunch more but that intro is all my bass with these pedals.We then asked my bandmate from Big Sir, Lisa Papineau, to write some vocals and suGar and I treated them with effects. When we were completed I thought combing the two pedals’ names was pretty much a perfect title for the song… Warped Descent.