Gabe Wilkinson has announced the Save Me EP as his latest release under the Microwaved moniker, with the music video making its premiere here on ReGen Magazine. Known for his numerous collaborations, “Save Me” continues the tradition with not one, the song featuring Kimberley Kornmeier of electro/EBM act Bow Ever Down; created by Wilkinson, the accompanying video complements the song’s guitar-driven coldwave sound with starkly austere and fluid imagery. Encountering Kornmeier through Facebook group discussions, Wilkinson comments, “We clicked instantly and she returned my song to me finished within a day.”
Co-produced by Ivan Russia (Mr. Russia, Bellhead), Save Me EP are two additional tracks, “You Know that I Love You” and “Scream For Something,” featuring guest vocalists Nathan Charlson (Milkfixer) and Mitch Doucette (Doomslayer), respectively. Due for release on June 6 and available to pre-order via Bandcamp, the EP also features remixes of the three original tracks by the likes of I Ya Toyah, hEADaCHE, The Raygun Girls, SPANKTHENUN, Batavia, and more. Wilkinson and Russia had first joined forces on the 2020 Phantom Whisper EP, which marked Microwaved’s first new release in two years; 2020 also saw the release of the “No Chances” single with Kooper Kain. In addition, the Bandcamp release of Save Me will include two exclusive bonus tracks – an additional remix by Steven Olaf, and a cover of the Pink Floyd classic “Comfortably Numb” featuring Liebchen (ex-XuberX).
As well, Bow Ever Down will be releasing Let It Burn on June 15, following up on 2020’s Lost in the Woods; produced and mixed by Audiopyre’s John Ruszin III, the new album features two collaborations with Silence in Machine, and remixes by Replicant, MissSuicide, and Stahlschlag.