I only discovered Wooden Shjips this year after hearing on 6 music. Liked the tunes and decided to investigate. I have an earlier ep of about 6 tracks (forgotten the name sorry).This album did not dissapoint. Stand out tracks Ghouls These Shadows Other Stars. Well worth checking out.
Wooden Shjips are back with another pearl! Although less distorted noises this album is hypnotizing and stimulating as hell! Slower and more silent than before, but the songs are strong and magic. Will function both as low sound carpet and played loud on your stereo!
This album works so well for me because of its powerful simplicity. There's a refreshing lack of complexity in every track. Simple chord structures, bass lines, organ and drums. No surprise that it was recorded lock, stock and barrel in 11 days. The production is crystal clear thus suiting my taste perfectly. A previous reviewer suggested that it might appeal to those who like The Velvet Underground and Hawkwind. I agree, every time I play it I think of VU and ironically I'm not a big fan however I'm thinking I ought to revisit their music. The CD sleeve is all paper (card). No plastic, which is a good thing imo however the inner sleeve is difficult to remove from the outer sleeve. A minor frustration................................No, actually it's B***dy annoying. Whoops, forgot to say, there's lots of mighty fine guitar contributions by Ripley Johnson.