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Berlin’s Wilted Woman makes her machines squeal in a crisp cut, spaced-out, but harshly upfront soundtrack for a speculative film set in Miami
Articulated in a sensitively brute electronic style familiar to her label boss and collaborator Nick Klein, Wilted Woman’s soundtrack for ‘Tropical Malaise’ summons a sense of needling paranoia and dread tension in pronged arps and shatterproof tones that bend from glassy bell tones to filling-dislodging dissonance and curdled silicon.
As more often is the case with new soundtracks, we haven’t seen the visual side yet and can’t really comment on how it relates to the film, directed by Domingo Castillo. But on its own the soundtrack leaves a fierce impression thanks to WW’s tolerance for bittersweet tones and obtuse unpredictability and tendency to sprout knobbly beats out of nowhere.