All the messy words that sit beneath the surface, all the thoughts that, if expressed, would sully the neat facade of polite society yet lie there all the same, rumbling around your brain; this is the stuff that Brighton’s WANDA GROUP feeds on, that imbue his music with a strange familiarity. If you follow him on Twitter you will also know this – there’s a stark, couldn’t-give-a-shit honesty there, as well as a tenderness and a sadness. All of which is also in his music.
He’s released stuff on Leaving Records and NNA Tapes in the past and, towards the end of last year, made a mix for Sonic Router that hit me like a ton of bricks. He just does that under-the-skin thing so well.
Brand new missive A GAS LEAK IN YOUR COUNCIL HOUSE is a perfect case in point: a 10-minute dataflow that seeps into your pores and melts your circuitry. I asked him to tell me about it:
“ALL STUFF I AM TRYIN TO GET OUT. 2012/2013/NEVER SHIT. REALLY IN SOME SHIT THAT I CALL ‘STEAM WORKOUTS’. ALSO REALLY BEEN THINKIN ABOUT OCEAN LINERS AND LOOKIN OUT AT THE SEA AND THINKIN ABOUT THEM JUST FUCKIN SITTIN THERE. CRUISE MUSIC.”
Cruise music, yes. That’s it. Get sunk, folks.