droning acoustic jams:
guitar, violin, bells and percussions
influenced by early Amon Duul, Tangerine Dream and Popol Vuh in their worst acid trips
including a Thergothon cover
c-30 chrome tape
Wailing of the winds - Gathering of flies by Diazepam
review from dead formats blog:
"This starts out beautifully. Almost has that Iranian classical music meets Tibetian sound that Master Musicians of Bukkake and Phurpa do so well. Musical saws, tubular bells, strange sounding horns all create a swirling maelstrom of sound that is both abstract and focused at the same time. When the second track comes it becomes much more structured. Still has the qualities of of the first track but you get an acoustic guitar playing a repetitive structure with a simple accompaniment from a violin and some small drums. It's a little too loose for me at times as if the people playing were in a such a trance that they forgot they were playing but it still sounds pretty good. Reminds me a bit of Tony Wakeford's solo work or maybe a bit of Death in June. After that they get down to more of the drone type stuff that is just brilliant. I should mention that the tape ends with a Thergothon cover that is one of the most beautiful pieces of neo-folk I have heard in a long time. Its a bit of a mix of style throughout but it's well worth checking out. Simple J cards and blank cassettes."
review from memory wave transmission blog:
"This self-titled cassette from Wailing of the Winds is the only release I could find from this neo-folk drone artist, but it’s quite an intriguing one. Wailing of the Winds plays a brand of dark, moody folk, full of bells and acoustic guitars and swelling violin. It’s all beautiful in its morbidity, and the darkest recesses of this cassette still harbor glimmers of enchanting themes. There’s even a Thergothen cover to end the second side.
“Gathering of Flies” ebbs and flows with a droning sound that mimics the wailing of a choir. It builds, slowly getting louder while adding in subtle pieces of instrumentation; you’ll start to hear bells, and percussive elements, and even some tambourine perhaps. It happens slowly, but it’s an excellent track thanks to the minuteness of the sound, how simply it escalates. “Stumble March” works on a similar pattern, with melancholy acoustic guitar providing rhythm until an excellent use of violin strings accompanies darkly. And “Drift” adds onto that ethereal theme with a floating fog of guitar.
The baroque bleakness of the longer “Drunk Funeral” is beautiful in its sparseness, with just the fleeting amounts of percussion to give it a marching beat. And Wailing of the Winds does an excellent job with Thergothen’s “Everlasting,” terribly agonizing with the sawing of the violins which appear just out of key, even some echoing mellifluous vocals.
This is a glum but beautiful showing from Wailing of the Winds, a soundtrack to dead trees and winter gloom. They do some excellent neo-folk, and it’s certainly worth a check-out even if you’re not into that sort of thing."