Boomkat Product Review:
Unflinching recording of Wah Wah Wino's Morgan Buckley and Ben Donohue aka Little Movies improvising a modular + computer madness at Cafe Oto.
With WWW’s Morgan Buckley and Ben Donohue behind the machines, Little Movies sound out a virtual barnyard full of globular honks and sputtering giblets where notional species erupt with hardcore punk and jazz tourettes before reeling off into hall of knives and mirrors modular craziness without warning. Perhaps imagine something like Autechre and Haswell soundtracking a mental Beckett play or Pita having a squabble with KFW via modular banks and you kinda get the idea - it’s daftly futuristic and poetically brilliant all at once.
"“Live At Cafe Oto” is the duo’s second release, a crystal clear and direct recording of their performance from when the Winowagon rolled into town for a showcase back in 2018. A 27-minute stream of razor sharp synthesised tones, burnt out drum samples and strange computer processed sound poetry presented in a relentless jump cut style – nothing repeats a single time. Add to the mix some deep mastering by Wino’s in-house engineer “The Bastard”, faint OTO audience ambience and you have an ideal night on the tiles for ALTER HQ. I can practically taste the Kernals from here."