Boomkat Product Review:
More intriguing moves from Louis Johnstone's WANDA GROUP, this time presented on Gold Panda's Notown label. Something of an increasingly cult figure whose music follows few known vectors or conventions, WANDA GROUP's inner space sound beguiles and gratifies in equal measures on 'Outer Alsation EP'. Unlike so much music that sounds like you've heard it all before, there's a real sense of temporal dislocation and downright oddness at play here that feels genuinely otherworldly, undefined and new. Following a morbid theme throughout his oeuvre, both pieces were conceived as elegies to his dearly departed dogs, convecting intangible ambient motifs and tape-screwed vocals in a filter-clogged sound-sphere. Everything is dreamlike and surreal, opiated and just-out-of-reach, in constant flux and defocussed.