DR:WR (pronounced “doctor war”) is Karl M V Waugh. He started using the name DR:WR when he attained his PhD and realised he could now legitimately refer to himself as a Doctor. He has recorded/played with drone band The Zero Map, noise band Binnsclagg, under his own name and as part of The A Band with previous releases across various labels including Chocolate Monk, Apollolaan, Sonic Oyster, Ikuisuus and Golden Labs. Sci-Fi Morality Play is his first release on TSOKL.
Sci-Fi Morality Play was assembled in Karl’s home and was almost entirely recorded in snatched moments during his first month of parenthood; no doubt fully immersed in the sleep-deprived state new-borns invariably produce for their parents. Waugh describes the recordings as “…half-improvised; half-process electronic noise…”, but additionally, we hear the influence of drone music, minimal techno and dub, but without the clichés or familiar sounds from those genres.