Boomkat Product Review:
It's always cause for rejoice in my little world when a new Wolf Eyes album comes my way... admittedly that's pretty often, they're a shockingly prolific act, but this latest limited piece of wax from Sweden's Ideal label is something to really get excited about. The band broke heady new ground last year with the utterly shocking 'Human Animal', and they are showing no sign of letting up on 'Black Wing Over the Sand' - a veritable masterclass in menacing circuit bent noise. Showing a restraint only occasionally heard on 'Human Animal' and even less evident on 'Burned Mind', 'Black Wings Over the Sand' bears some relation to last year's double album (on Dominick Fernow's Hospital imprint) 'River Slaughter'. With cavernous drones and long, barely audible passages we are coaxed out of a damaged oblivious doom by fractured electronic shards and malfunctioning electronic equipment. This is garage punk music as rewired by small children with Space Lego and a tool set, or academic electronics produced by a garage punk musician... it's so wrong and at the same time everything that is perfect about modern experimental music. Wolf Eyes are easily one of the most consistently engaging acts around at the moment, and 'Black Wings Over the Sand' simply shows that they are going to be a force to be reckoned with for some time to come.