Recommended by us on 25th March 2011.
*Pingipung are proud to present "Unframe", the debut album of the young Russian duo WOLS.
*While self-proclaimed insiders have mainly kept their ears tuned to releases from the UK, a lively dubstep scene has
been thriving for years in the Russian Federation. And so WOLS bring more to the floor than just a bass whip.
*On the album "Unframe", you'll find majestic hymns ("International"), cut-up avant hip-hop beats ("Geek Rudohop"), dub
tracks whose jittery cheerfulness is reminiscent of Aphex Twin ("Araamu's Army Vs. Our Sneakers") or their own highly
unique electronica steppers with heart, soul, and the most wonderful pads ("Bathyscape Finds a Music Box"). Using old
Sovyet vintage synths and drum computers in combination with fine recordings of live musicians, WOLS deliver a well-
rounded album that offers all the thrills yet avoids the trap of simply stringing together dancefloor killers. Just as their
music points to a variety of styles, their name points to a multitude of references: Firstly, it's an alias of the German
painter Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze, as both members of WOLS like his pictures immensely. Secondly, it refers to the
project's origins in techno: WOLS have gradually developped towards their current sound by slowing down ("SLOW") and
stirring the 4/4 beat, and so SLOW became WOLS.
and visual art. The duo live in Southern Russia, in the city of Krasnodar (in English: beautiful gift), near the Black Sea.
01. Unframe 02. Araamu's Army Vs. Our Sneakers 03. Geek Rudohop 04. Justma 05. Liquid Meets Discrete
06. Bathyscaphe Finds A Music Box 07. Fractals, Chaos, Power Laws 08. Hereinafter 09. Damage (Rework)
10. Half Ain't Enough 11. Taluppa Kids 12. Subland Hike 13. International 14. Shiny Headway Endrhyme
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