Wednesday, September 26, 2007

WZT Hearts - Threads Rope Spell Making Your Bones

from Vital Weekly # 594:

The name should be pronounced as Wet Hearts, but written as Wzt Hearts. We don't know why. It's a four piece band with the odd line up of Mike Haleta on 'circuit bend guitar pedals, laptop, guitar, tapes', Jeff Donaldson on 'commodore 64, bi-tone guitar, mixer', Jason Urick on laptop and Shaun Flynn on drums and vocals. That is an odd combination.
Whatever vocals it might, they are surely well transformed beyond belief. What to think of the music? It's surely a combination that is unlikely if you see it written: microsound meets krautrock, anyone? But more microsound than krautrock. Laptop rock? Psychedelic microsound?
The element of improv, of surprise is important for Wzt Hearts, but it surely could have used a bit more editing. At times it seemed to me they were searching a bit too much for a sound and things went on too much.
But then on other moments they were more spot on, direct and even funny at times. I must admit that despite some flaws in the music, the odd combination of drums, guitar, 'vocals' on one hand and the electronica on the other which makes this curious meeting quite a nice one.
(Frans de Waard)

Label: Carpark
Cat. #: cprk40
Format: CD
Release date: 2007

01 - Hassler (06:39)
02 - Lava Nile (03:46)
03 - Jeep Uzi (02:32)
04 - Spell (04:29)
05 - Hearth Carver (03:24)
06 - Den (05:46)
07 - Viszla (07:51)

WZT Hearts
Carpak Records

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