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Vorhees is the nom de guerre of New York City based audio engineer and sound designer Dana Wachs. Focusing on a an ambient approach to music, from shorter pop structured songs to longer soundscapes, Vorhees is a one woman show. Live, guitar tones are processed and extracted through a haze of vintage analogue gear resulting in dulcet ringing to aggressive, sneering fuzz over muted electronic beats. Floating on top drenched in peculiar reverbs, her vocals exist in an ethereal climate, lyrically exploring intimate observations around her.
Taking a break from traveling the world as an audio engineer (previously for the likes of Cat Power, MGMT, M.I.A., Lykke Li, and St. Vincent to name a few) Vorhees continues to delve into composition (lauded a “fine collaborator.” by the New York Times for her work with choreographer Heather Kravas) and recording for a future full length.