Nate Young, the Detroit based musician and founding member of legendary noise group Wolf Eyes, has announced a new solo record set for release on his own Lower Floor Music label in February next year. Titled ‘Volume One: Dilemmas of Identity’ the record is the first release in a new multi-part series of solo works. Drawing on and reshaping elements of classic synth soundtracks, ambient and electronic body music the record follows Young’s well-received ‘Regression’ material, a four-part run of solo productions that found common ground with Italian library music and musique concrète. Made as a response to grief, seasonal depression and isolation ‘Dilemmas of Identity’ promises moments of ridiculous and unrelenting severity - as you’d expect from one of the Wolf Eyes posse – as well as moments that are slow, sparse and strange.
Alongside the announcement Young has shared ‘In The Shadow Of’, a relatively poised and reflective track that reveals a surprisingly serene side to the Wolf Eyes originator. Dive in below.
In other Wolf Eyes related news the group have sneaked out an exclusive split cassette as part of the Lower Floor label focus on this year’s Bleep store advent calendar. Titled ‘Two Civilized Centers’ the tape is billed as a seriously devastating entity of slow-motion techno and noise featuring Wolf Eyes on one side and the Wolf Eyes related project Universal Eyes across the other. Artwork and tracklist included below.
As well as these releases John ‘Inzane Johnny’ Olsen and Nate Young have been keeping busy with their ongoing bespoke art and music series, a project which features unique one-off paintings and recordings by the pair in special limited edition runs. Previews also below.