Boomkat Product Review:
Type records break new ground with Jed Bindeman's Heavy Winged trio.
Contemporary avant and heavy instrumental rock fiends will probably be familiar with the group's sprawling, cacophonous mass of CDRs, cassettes and wax for NNF, Digitalis and Aurora Borealis, but unless you're in the band yourself, you've never heard them playing quite like this before. The underground safety net of lo-fi recording techniques has been torn down in order to reveal electrifying sheets of distorted guitar noise and a heavy welt of blast drums with unsettling proximity the listener. There's still enough grit in the recording to demonstrate that we're not listening to a major studio production, but the new found clarity brings us closer to a "real" representation of the group, comparable to actually sitting in the room with them while they power through two extended tracks of transcendent, ritualistic and incredibly dark music. The intuitive balance of fidelity and dirt, harmony and discord makes this album worthy of comparisons with both Yellow Swans and early Mogwai or Sonic Youth, and if that means anything to you, then 'Sunspotted' requires your immediate attention. Highly recommended.