Friday, November 3, 2017

Wilderness Medicine

From collective-zine 
The Wilderness Medicine
Year Released: 2003
Format: CDR
Label: Owsla
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
This is a 4 track demo from a band that has a couple of dudes who run great labels that I really respect, so I was pretty sure that the music on here would be the kind of thing I would enjoy. The music is kind of urgently vocalled mid-paced emo, the comparison that springs to mind most obviously for me is the Shivering - I think it's the desperate style of vocals that really makes me think that. The songs are pretty solid and have a decent recording for a demo, they tend to revolve around the drums and bassline creating the groove whilst the guitar kind of wanders off on it's own in a way - it's not prominent in the mix and doesn't get on top of things, which may well be the intention. It's difficult to describe anyway, I guess it has a Moss Icon flavour in a sense, just with much shorter songs! 
Anyways, this is decent without being outstanding just yet - but that's what demo's are for. Definitely a band that I will be interested to hear more of in the future.
I'm surprised this one kind of fell into obscurity. I guess they never released much else. I've known about this band for ages, due to either them being on the Wayfarerers compilation, and also possibly one of those slsk emo tapes. Here's their demo. I'm not entirely sure if there's anything else, but I'm suspecting not. Its's decent for what the style they play, check it out if the above review appeals to you.

The Wilderness Medicine - Demo