24 May 2022



The poor replication on this cassette is borderline criminal because the two songs it contains, which apparently compile all of WISTERIA's recorded output, are stunners. Brilliantly crafted dark dance punk with haunting keyboards lurking behind melodies carried by single note ethereal guitar leads - it's exactly what you need, just takes a minute to settle into the fidelity. The keyboard solo on the first song is where Italy's WISTERIA really settle in and the chorus that follows has even more presence and power than the band did earlier in the song, setting the stage for a b-side track that will knock you out of your boots. Marzia's vocals are clearly the focus even (especially) when they float above the mix - a sharp, urgent innocence that you just can't fake. I know this was just a side recording project, but damn....

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