High Wolf / Étoile 3030
Album: Étoile 3030   Collection:General
Artist:High Wolf   Added:Jul 2011
Label:Not Not Fun  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-09-25 Pull Date: 2011-11-27 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9 Oct 2
Airplays: 3 4 1 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2017: deep storage
Dream Is Good
4. Nov 03, 2011: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Your Third Eye Is Supposed To Stay Open
2. Mar 28, 2012: Daytime Maximum Entropy
Dream Is Good
5. Oct 31, 2011: HELLAWEEN
Flowers Of Congo, Étoile Star
Dream Is Good
6. Oct 30, 2011: lost and found
Flowers Of Congo

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2011-09-25
Rhythmic, delayed, drugged warm psych. This is a “C40” transferred to CD for your convenience. Percussion loops, psychedelic guitars, simple organ or bass, and really distant vocals with a strong Ferraro-esque, cheesy, 80s feel make up the sound of this tape. Suggesting that drugs were involved in the recording of this is like supposing that Sammy Sosa took steroids. For fans of eating Butterball Turkeys with body parts other than your hands, Sun Araw, Ducktails, and Wet Hair. Indie rock crusaders should play this too - it’s a stepping stone between your animal-named bands and kosmische drone.

1. Farty bass, hypnotic simplistic rhythm that adds light polyrythmic touches, gooey, almost chill feel. (4:44)
*2. Buzzy synth repitition and slow tribal bob, noodly synth lead contrasting with strummed guitar chords. Summery lo-fi feel. (5:40)
*3. Stereo complex percussion loop and two-chord organ anchor the piece with distorted vocal effects and guitar soloing on top. Ends with a couple of minutes of droning organ and guitar interplay. (8:25)
4. Spacey synths sprinkled around a machine-like percussive loop and then Emeralds-esque guitar comes in. (5:37)
5. This is Sun Araw with sexual, flapping percussion. (8:16)
6. The percussion loop features a lot of reverb, simple bass with breathing room, guitar is distorted and digitally enhanced by effects. (5:33)

Track Listing
1. Étoile Star   4. Your Third Eye Is Supposed To Stay Open
2. Flowers Of Congo   5. I Love Invisible People
3. Dream Is Good   6. Studio 3