Boomkat Product Review:
There’s nothing like focus in music, and little is more focused than King Blood’s ‘Eyewash Silver’. The solo project of one Ryland Wharton, ‘Eyewash Silver’ is an exercise in distortion, in degradation and in transcendence through noise. At times it’s like listening to twelth-generation tape dubs of old Neil Young records, and trust us when we tell you that’s no bad thing at all. One riff can gradually turn into a Wolf Eyes-like cacophony of jagged, distorted white noise, and a drone can cough and splutter its way into the blues. This is not an album to be taken lightly, but if you have the time to pull back the layers of hiss, saturation and distortion you’ll find yourself pulled in rapidly by Wharton’s intuitive grasp of blues and his unsurpassable focus. One for the heads, for sure.