Wolf Eyes Human Animal
- Words: Ken Taylor
- Label: Sub Pop
With the world-ending, scratch-and-scrape sounds that Wolf Eyes purvey, some might be led to believe that the ever-changing noise collective from Ypsilanti, MI will continue on long after its members are dead and gone. Hell, do any of the original folks still partake anyway? (Answer: yes, Nate Young.) But whether it‘s the evil, high-pitched din of the title track or the free-jazz-inspired "A Million Years" (they recently jammed with sax legend Anthony Braxton in Victoriaville, Quebec) you get the sense that the Wolf Eyes sound is indeed maturing. Formalism has replaced all-out entropy, as if the boys (with new member, Hair Police‘s Mike Connelly) are whittling down the mayhem into (not quite) neat little compartments–which, when placed side-by-side, still comprise a brutal, dizzying, high-inducing haze. Still don‘t get it? Think Fennesz playing an hour of Johnny Thunders covers.
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