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.
And you can view Karl’s video for “Loft Music” here: