Wilt : Midnight Dungeon

WiltEnemata Productions: 2007
Format: C60 Cassette

Wilt is one of the projects that I’ve slowly become obsessed with over the years and one I’ll continually post reviews for. I will snatch up anything I see posted on a message board or slid into a myspace bulletin without a second thought. The duo of James P. Keeler and Dan Hall have been extremely prolific throughout the years since that first pre-21st century CDr. Just browse Discogs and you’ll scroll down for what seems like forever.

Most of the time when a band has this much output, you have to question their quality control, but I have yet to lay my cash down for anything and be disappointed. My only real complaint is, with so much material on so many different labels, it’s impossible to keep up unless you’re extremely connected or maybe on the guys’ mom. That’s why I chose to throw out my 2 cents about this release, just in case it passed unnoticed under your radar.

Wilt are kind of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to ambient/drone/noise/whatever music. They can slide in and out of styles like an eel through seaweed. This particular release stays mostly in the ambient and drone arena with sudden jolts of noise. There’s a total 70’s analogue synth B-horror vibe to the tracks, which apparently was the intention. Mission accomplished. Layers of subsonic white noise, muted screams and eerie bass rumbles roll out of your speakers and across the floor like Halloween haunted house fog. I love this band.

All this wrapped in a pro-printed jcard with graphics that would be at home on a Verotik comic book. Definitely worth the effort to track this one down.


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