Boomkat Product Review:
Whacked out, squawking raw electronics from WOLF DEM, making their solo debut incision on Great Circles after contributions to their Mid Atlantic Death compilation and also for another local Philly label, New Low, back in 2014.
In the grottily hypnotic tradition of Great Circles previous issues, Hydrophobia plays out a series of unique misfits that look and taste like primitive techno, but also share as much in common with North America’s subterranean groundwater supply of noise and freeform, improvised electronics.
Up top they deal the fractured pulse of Aquatic Pixelation, which sounds uncannily alike Frak getting pissed up under midnight sun, whereas Lethe slopes off into danker dimensions of distended industrial slop.
Down below, Tin Procession slithers out like some mechanical steampunk techno written by Matthew Herbert, and A Cruise Down The Styx deals in salty pseudo-ethnic drum patterns and de-scaled, dissonant electronics, like a parched and delirious Don’t DJ piece.