Wolf Eyes is a band from Michigan that was formed in 1998. They are known for their bizarre and otherworldly approach to music. Creating a sound that is both disturbing and hypnotic. The band has released numerous albums and EPs on various labels. With their intense and bizarre live performances, Wolf Eyes has garnered a reputation as one of the most frightening and weird bands in the world.
Dreams In Splattered Lines fuses together Wolf Eyes‘ 25 years of DIY electronics with the avant-garde sensibilities of Fluxus and the granite of dreary Midwestern life. Continuing some of the ideas explored on the Presents Difficult Messages record of collaborations, the result is a surreal dreamscape of disorienting sound collages, where hit songs are transformed into terrariums of sonic flora and decimated fauna.
“Like a greatest hits comp from another planet.” — The Wire
As if pulled from a fever dream, the surrealists of the 1960s converge with alien electronic blues musicians in an underworld of mystery. The air is thick with car wash radio white noise, crackling and fizzing like a toxic elixir, spoken word poetry transmissions as absurd and cryptic phrases. Each corroded aural environment is a microcosm of chaos, honed to razor-sharp precision. Swept away in a whirlwind of thirteen perplexing narratives, each one an unpredictable journey through subterranean worlds, a sonic trip of reality folded into itself.
“It captures something of the underlying culture of folk weirdness that Wolf Eyes spring from and continue to be a part of. Indeed, listening to this compilation can make the listener feel as though they’ve stumbled across an AM transmission firing home spun experiments out into the ether.” — The Quietus
Currently operating as a duo, co-founder Nate Young comments:
“This record was recorded after we finished the New York Public Library residency in early 2022. We had spent a lot of time in NYC during the residency but because of Covid we had limited access to the Library archives. We would spend 4-5 hours at the library and then go to museums. The MET’s Surrealism Beyond Borders exhibit was a huge influence on this record. Learning about the Chicago Surrealists’ spoken-word poetry performed with musicians was inspiring and affirmative.”
Wolf Eyes | Dreams In Splattered Lines Tour
Monday, 30.10.2023 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
silent green Kuppelhalle | Gerichtstraße 35 in 13347 Berlin-Wedding