Me, I’m Counting has released his new video for the track titled ‘Wave Age’. A visual combination of cityscapes and urban backdrops with vivid color overlaid, the video compliments the song in feeling and tone and pulsates with the music in an uneasy unison to announce the arrival of something original.
About ‘Wave Age’
North Carolina electronic artist Me, I’m Counting is the solo project of Durham musician Nick Williams. Today, he announces his debut EP release MACAU due out August 20th, and shares the single “Wave Age.” Williams utilizes hardware samplers and a mesmerizing array of analog synths to craft a psychedelic blend of techno/electronica and krautrock. The accompanying music video features aerial footage and far-out visuals that meld their way into a live performance that Williams gave in a park during the pandemic with intense social distancing restrictions.
“I basically went through two hard drives full of found footage… that I shot or collected over the years with the end goal of creating projections for the Me, I’m Counting live show,” Williams recounts. “The live footage in the video was shot at a mini-festival that my label mates and I put together – we got pretty sick of not being able to play live due to COVID so we worked with the town of Carrboro to put on a free show in a park with crazy social distancing restrictions. It was about 78 degrees in late October and the vibes were right on.”
Me, I’m Counting’s new song “Wave Age” is out now! The debut EP MACAU is due out August 20th via Moroderik Musik.
About Me, I’m Counting
Me, I’m Counting is the alias of Nick Williams, an electronic musician from Durham, NC. He uses hardware samplers and analog synthesizers to reflect a world hovering between technological sublimation and environmental collapse. The convergence of the natural and the mechanized images for a heady musical elixir…and sometimes you can dance to it. His music draws heavily from techno, synthpop, shoegaze, IDM, psychedelic rock, and kosmische; he’s as likely to find inspiration in Flying Saucer Attack or Spiritualized as he is in Audion or The Chemical Brothers.
In 2008 Williams co-founded Durham’s pleasantly infamous club The Pinhook (listed in a recent Pitchfork piece as one of the 36 best clubs in America) and immediately threw himself into the local music scene. He played in the lauded post-punk group Free Electric State and shambolic psychedelic band Prisms before fully chasing the electronic dragon.
Williams set the Me, I’m Counting project in motion during the unnerving early days of COVID-19 lockdown, which inspired a few singles and a stylistic crystallization. Trapped in lockdown, Williams also felt trapped in his own mind, reflecting on past experiences-travel, clubbing, playing music and seeing live shows, relationships, existential fears, and spiritual joy. His aim was to create something out of the tension and chaos caused by the pandemic. That’s where MACAU truly came to life.
“About ten years ago I was visiting my sister and brother-in-law while they were living in Hong Kong. Close to the end of my trip, we decided to take the hydrofoil to Macau and wander around its strange coalescence of cultures. It was about 105 degrees, and midway through the day’s explorations, I started to feel very weird. We ate some hybrid Portuguese-Chinese cooking in an alleyway and had a few beers in a dockside karaoke bar, and I tried my best to enjoy myself even though it was becoming very clear that I had a high fever and was on the verge of dropping where I stood. I finally told my sister that we had to go home and she steered me onto the hydrofoil back to Hong Kong. After the long expedition through unfamiliar streets and mind-bending heat, the ride back to Hong Kong felt like being carried along on a cloud of pure air conditioning.”