Wolf Eyes – Wild Rani – Nicholas Bullen
30th September 2018
So on the last Sunday in September Fighting Boredom travel to Birmingham to see Detroit’s experi-mental avant-noise heads Wolf Eyes, an audio-visual landscape from Birmingham’s Wild Rani and an audio set from the inimitable Nicholas Bullen to start with. An excellent afternoons entertainment, read what we thought below.
It fades and dies and there’s a discussion about whether to leave it there or play more. They decide on ‘One more.’ a deep bass heartbeat moves off and a stretched elastic band on the mouth provides accompaniment, it makes a harsh and cold sound. as small noises move together over the beat it gets louder. The whole thing is overwhelming, elastic and drums sway into being spacious and interesting, clear sax jazz interludes cut in on top, they are short and focused and then are released to join the noise as it gets louder then ebbs and falls away.
Three excellent performances and as I drive home my head feels stuffed full of sound.
Wolf Eyes website is www.wolfeyes.net, they have a Bandcamp page and can be found on Facebook.
Nicholas Bullen’s website is nicholasbullen.com.
All words by Adrian Bloxham, all pictures by Martin Ward.