Wand - Perfume 12"Drag City Records
Vinyl LP pressing. If the emblem of Wand's Plum was the stark blue cloud - a condensation, a linking between longing molecules, data hungering for more data, a flotilla of vapor between eye and sky - then Wand's new EP Perfume reeks of something more forceful, more seductive, more intoxicating, more insidious. Here are 7 electric hues, shocks of light that flagrantly provoke the dark, a posy's clutch of purple, fuchsia, green and snowy white that curl against a stench of plague. Recorded between tours and fire seasons in Grass Valley, CA, by Tim Green, Perfume's potent, expansive tunes were mixed in Woodstock, NY by Daniel James Goodwin. There's a kind of return here, a haunting, the déjà vu you only take in through a curious nose. Your nose invites the world inside your skull. A familiar fragrance finds you when you thought you'd let a lover go, but it won't linger like a lover, flickering away with the breeze toward a yawning future.