Monday, November 29, 2010
Wolf Eyes "i'm a problem one & two"
i'm a problem one
Hmmm. I am kinda a sucker for anything these guys do. I appreciate how much these guys try to move the air with a constant flow of releases. Of course not unlike spaghetti flung at a wall not all of it sticks. I'm a problem one is first an foremost very difficult to remove from it's slipcase. They obviously folded to cardboard around the cassette and then added the sticker. Tight. It took the fibers of the paper actually expanding to remove the cassette. I have listened to it quite a few times now and i think my biggest problem with the audio is that all the sound is almost totally in the right speaker. You hear cool horns and synths and some tape effects but almost all of it appears in one ear. I know some people dig this kind of thing and find the inaccessibility of what is already inaccessible charming, but i do not. I know Wolf Eyes to play some of the most effective noise in the whole of noisedom but this is pretty weak. Limited to 30 copies and covered in a wonderful collage.
i'm a problem two
Since this was a companion to the above I figured I should do them at the same time. I did want to review them separately though. Unlike i'm a problem one, the sounds on this are pretty great. Since a lot of the sounds take place in the left speaker I am assuming you are to play them at the same time but i am unable to do that. Again with the inaccessibility thing. It's almost like you need to be a hoarder of boom boxes to enjoy these two releases. Let's find out. I will import both of these into my computer, combine them and get back to you right.... .... ....now. Hmmm. well, I have to admit that they do sound better together. I think that is more due to sound coming out of both speakers though. I don't find a lot of cohesion between these two tracks. The spaghetti analogy is coming to mind again. I would recommend if you have these that you should give this a try though. You may enjoy it more than I did. Still limited to 30 and still looking beautiful.