Boomkat Product Review:
Davy Kehoe fronts this mesmerising krautrock crawler for the cult Wah Wah Wino crew, flanked by fellow winos Brendan, B Man, and Morgan Buckley, who also mixed and edited the thing.
So yeh while it’s Davy’s name at the top, as with all Wah Wah Wino releases, it’s really a group effort and not hard it hear the influence of more than one cook up in the mix. Up top they saddle up for a long and meandering trek, high plains drifter style, with Davy manning drum machine, organ pedals, harmonica and dubbed-out vocals, along with B Man on percussion, guitar and organ by Brendan, and Morgan on fretless bass.
Together they mesh out a hazy, swaying grind that intersects haunted dancehall vibes with drone rock hypnosis, with a traction and time-slipping lilt that hits square between the 3rd eyes of Can, Tony Conrad and Black Zone Myth Chant. Allow the Roseanne style harmonica, though. The flipside is quite a different matter, effectively like a watery imprint of the A-side, with everything rubbed to a gauzy nub of scratchy rhythm and desiccated bass.