Wind Does

The immediate reference points for the latest Wind Does release are films like Monsters, The Mist and Begotten — something that evokes the sound of the clash between the everyday world and some other realm, mythological or otherwise extraterrestrial, where the two vibe off each other on some level below the merely subatomic. Imagine fundamentally incompatible energies creating resonance from coming into contact and resisting transmutation into the other. From the sounds of it, Luke James-Erickson tried to envision what such a strong nuclear force must sound like. The result is feedback drones that form one long, phantasmagorical experience that lasts for a marathon, nearly fifty-minute session, absorbed in fourteen parts. Whatever its intended purpose, the album shows how sculpted noise can affect you on a subconscious level.


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