Wolf Eyes Titles (And Universal Eyes)
Strange Days II
"Indies only exclusive, limited to 1000 copies worldwide. WOLF EYES return to the audio world with two (???!!!!) bangers of free abstraction and stretched out otherworldly electronics with STRANGE DAYS II. Plenty of room inside the sonic din collision of reeds, frozen rhythms and general hard staring into the shadowy corners of the deep audio cosmos to find your own personal universe. More questions than answers. WOLF EYES FOREVER. After the UNDERTOW washes you up on the shores of an unmarked empty island, you find yourself stuck dead center tangled inside a world where the air is filled with buzzing electronics beamed in from a arcane planet and the 'things' that are living are hungry for marrow of anything that was considered 'music' from the year 2391 AD. You are left alone with how to recreate sound from scratch, using nothing but the wind and mystery. Only words left from the human race are carved slowly on the trunk of a twisted tree, carefully saying 'WOLF EYES WERE HERE AND THESE WERE TRULY STRANGE DAYS.'"
"Times of chaos ring the bells for the newest sea-bottom R&B sound lurch from radical sonic artists Wolf Eyes. The 2017 release Undertow finds the trio diving into new depths of the electronic and free jazz infected world. A world they created themselves from scratch, running over the course of two decades. Formed in 1996 in Detroit, Michigan, Wolf Eyes have recorded for Sub Pop, Troubleman Unlimited, De Stijl and most recently Jack White’s Third Man label, as well as their countless self-released documents of audio destruction and micro-run slabs of noise. The band has an insane history of collaborations, side projects and solo outputs. While staying consistently road-hardened they’ve shared stages with everyone from Sonic Youth to Anthony Braxton to Andrew W.K. to Aphex Twin to Morton Subotnick. The Wolf boys also continue to play gigs with all like-minded outsider stoner/loner freaks in the world’s basements, from whence this beast originally emerged."
"Originally released on Hanson Records, American Tapes and Bulb Records in 2001. Filters circuit bent electronics, fried dub and the dystopian proto-punk of Cabaret Voltaire and Suicide through a distinctly Midwest USA sensibility. The result is a freak classic for the ages.
This release continues to establish LOWER FLOOR MUSIC as a new home for the groups cultural vision, highlighting both new and archival work. Last year the label was minted with the release of their harrowing Undertow LP and the slowed down techno-meets-freefrom jazz devastation of the follow-up Strange Days II 12". This is the latest fork in a path the band started forging in 1998, releasing a massive amount of small run DIY basement recorded tape and CD-R missives, as well as higher profile albums for the likes of Sub Pop, Third Man and De Stijl."
"Universal Eyes started as Universal Indians in Lansing Michigan, in the early shadows of the 90's, with Gretchen Gonzales (now Gonzales Davidson), Bryan "Rammer" Ramirez, & Johnny "Inzane" Olson. The trio started as a Jesse Harper cover band and managed to play every single basement that had a power outlet in the Tri county area. After moving to the Detroit area in the late 90's, Rammer was replaced by Aaron Dilloway and also joined by Nathan Young / a duo that were already in the throes of primitive electronic global domination that is WOLF EYES. The collective quartet played every basement, art space, record store, and club in the metro area that had a power outlet and could also handle the Michigan Progressive Underground audio sprawl. Around the dawn of the 2000's / Gretchen went full time with the moody & cold stylings of SLUMBER PARTY and after a wild Bowling Green Ohio gig, Olson joined WOLF EYES full time. After some drama that would make even Fleetwood Mac disappear into the shadows of suburbia and toss their EQ into a lonely fire, UNIVERSAL INDIANS appeared to have fate / faded into the packed history book pages of Michigan musical lore.
As age and time seem to dust over wounds while magically healing them, the quartet met again in the northern suburbs of metro Detroit on a brisk spring Sunday in 2018. They hauled modern and ancient instruments into a home studio and just like that: the dream / nightmare had hot blood pumping thru its' duct-taped sound body once again, as if the missing years were nothing but a minute hurdle.
Four Variations On Artificial Society is the nearly exact document of this unholy reunion captured in full detail by Warren Defever (HIS NAME IS ALIVE). The two record set will be on coke bottle clear and white vinyl presented by Trip Metal Limited label in partnership with Lower Floor, with record speeds to be determined by the listener."