Matt regularly features on Lies records under aliases Jahiliyya Fields and Inhalants. New York City has had a long history of dance music fused with confrontational performance. Whether it came from within the late 70’s No Wave canon projected through venues like the Mudd Club or the downtown avant-garde galleries such as The Kitchen, the feeling that influences and infects Brooklyn-based duo Wetware’s overall being as a cohesive and confrontational unit is as much enigmatic as it is familiar. Formed in 2015, Wetware eased into its performative role with their live shows around their home base of Brooklyn, NY. Given Wetware’s penchant for endurance, as displayed by their 3 hour long production at Koenig and Clinton Gallery in the Summer of 2017, one would expect the usual restlessness on Wetware’s debut full length. All of the apprehension and unease in Wetware seems to have been channeled into a string of cohesive electronic statements found on songs Frequent Dreamlands and Ode to Joe. Industrial dance rhythms bounce around Farman’s poetic stance on Where Ever You Were, causing flashbacks of an early 80’s dystopia that jumps around a confusing, uncomfortable backdrop. Inter-spliced with modular electronic instrumentals like the album’s opener Pantomime, Wetware’s devastating portrait is that of a society in peril.
LP - Randomly packed - Clear, White and black Vinyl with Download.