Wolf of the Cosmos is best listened to without the intermediary of a streaming service.
It is about, as much as anything, direct engagement with recorded music. so step right up to the replicant. the lyrics are printed in korean, the translations done by an accomplished bilingual writer, with hope of getting this record over a border and into a growing subversive subculture –- obviously north korea, whose populace could take steps towards saving us all if we let them know that they are in this with us and us with them, and that’s everybody; that anybody under the impression that what’s told/sold to us from without has a formidable and far more substantial rival that’s based within and among. pete townsend recorded wolf of the cosmos in our sound room here, where we made best troubador and much of epic jammers & fortunate little ditties. pete being the i see a darkness drummer who has evolved into film sound recordist extraordinaire. as other practitioners are leaving the room in favor of novel forms of recording and distro and consumption, we are left with a virtual palace, fantastical and real structures and practices. like we are allowed into the museum at night. we can make a great essentially live record with great songs and great players because nobody else is?