Boomkat Product Review:
One of the most unique artists working in electronic music, Wanda Group is in possession of a genuinely elusive, mercurial sound, one which can't be properly grasped in musicologist's terms nor any other terms for that matter - but we'll have a crack.
Aesthetically, it's like a post-structuralist inversion of Xenakis's grandest atomic architectures, and call us a wet blanket but it's so f**king beautiful and romantically "other" it's leaving us glassy eyed to think how substantial this music is in the grand scale of things right now. This new adventure for NNA is especially changeable, a long, thin thread of sound environments phasing in and out of being. When did this field recording turn into a smooth sea of synth dunes? When did this needle-sized drone turn into hall of giant machines?
The whole thing is like being shrunk to the size of an ant and hitching a ride on someone's hearing aid, or getting lost in the plumming, electrics and air-conditioning of an office block. Wanda Group reflects the surreality, tension, loneliness, sex, death and ephemerality of waking life without resorting to bleating over turgid beats and horrifically well-schooled harmonies. OK, the coffee's wearing off now, but of course it's fxxking recommended and there's an instant download and all.