Wounded Knee

Shimmering New Vistas

by Alan Ranta

25 March 2009

 
cover art

Wounded Knee

Shimmering New Vistas

(Benbecula)
US: Available as import
UK: 9 Mar 2009

Edinburgh’s Drew Wright is walking a righteous path. I bought one of the fuzzy cuddly’s first self-released cassettes back in ‘04, a minimal yet lengthy affair falling in the dronecore genre. Now, some five years and eight limited CDr releases later, he has finally stepped from self-bootleg to a fully fledged debut LP on Scotland’s finest underground label Benbecula. Wounded Knee has also gone from dreary analog noise to a mesmerizing lo-fi mix of vocal loop manipulation and field recordings that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Shimmering New Vistas is guaranteed to put you in a smiling, tribal trance. You’ll be amazed how far these sounds will take you if you relax your expectations and let your mind float down stream. It’s like Bobby McFerrin if he was Scottish, realistic, cool, raised on electronic music that never truly satisfied him. You might not remember the Alamo, but you will remember Wounded Knee’s proper debut record.

Shimmering New Vistas

Rating:

//comments
//Mixed media
//Blogs

St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

READ the article