Boomkat Product Review:
Moon Wiring Club picks up on a latent oddness and hauntological nostalgia associated with ‘Ghastly Garden Centres’ for the latest Gecophonic release from The Blank Workshop.
Originally intended for release alongside ‘Psychedelic Spirit Show’ in MWC’s usual end of year release spot, you’d be forgiven for double checking today’s date (as we just did) and wondering if xmas just came scarily early this year. But to be fair, for many, a new MWC release means it’s xmas anyway.
On ‘Ghastly Garden Centres’ MWC acts as medium for a blooming variegation of spirits, riddling 22 tracks and 70 minutes of clumpy, dubbed-out trip hop and wyrd soul musick with prim voices-in-your-head and ghostly sales assistants trying to flog you shatterproof greenhouses and ‘Ghostrogen.’
While there are clear highlights to check for in the punnet of balmy lo-fi soul and disco between ‘Attractive Suntraps’, his ‘Out Of Body Garden Party’, and the BoC-on-a-bank-holiday vibes of ‘Owl Rot & Canker’, and likewise the squashed acid ‘ardcore of ‘Lady Greenfingers’ and the creepy Ballardian drowned world feel of ‘Old Water Garden World’, for example, it’s all best absorbed in one sitting, or even better, while strolling around your nearest B&Q or local Garden Centre full of terracotta trays and seed packs. Here’s to hoping for a future edition set in a Hydroponics shop.