Wolfmangler / Cooking With Wolves
Album: Cooking With Wolves   Collection:General
Artist:Wolfmangler   Added:Aug 2007
Label:Digitalis Industries  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-08-26 Pull Date: 2007-10-28 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 28 Sep 30 Sep 16 Sep 9 Sep 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 27, 2010: On The Warpath
4. Jun 14, 2008: On The Warpath
Ol' Man River
2. Jan 11, 2009: On The Warpath
All Of You
5. Oct 24, 2007: Brownian Motion
Easy To Love
3. Dec 24, 2008: Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death
Ol' Man River, Czertwony Pas
6. Sep 26, 2007: Brownian Motion
Ol' Man River

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-08-24
Bizarro, “difficult music” with cello and a wicked voice along with a few other elements. The evil voice is Smolken of the obscure but odd and proflic Polish Black Metal/Experimental band, Dead Raven Choir. These are minimal and very dark variations on “Ol’ Man River”, Cole Porter tunes and some Polish traditional folk numbers. There’s also a few originals in the mix. It takes a few spins to get all the way into but it’s worth your time.

((((1)))) Very dark & bleak. sounds like a cello + random percussion and grim vocals.
((((2)))) Tradition Polish song gone straight into the abyss. Interesting.
((((3)))) Completely undecipherable version of “Ol’ Man River”, tweaked out cello or bass strings. When he sings “I’m tired of liviiing” it’s sooo creepy!
((((4)))) Brooding, dense with vocals that range from a whisper to a slow, croaking growl.
(((5))) Not too different from #4 but in English instead of Polish.
(((((6))))) Almost a straight-forward structure, sort of folky but also continuously dark. Rather good.
((((7)))) Percussive, sullen mood.
((((8)))) Very slow and reverberating, creepiest Cole Porter cover song ever.
(((9))) Off-kilter tempo, decent goth-y vocals but it’s not all there.
(((10))) Not too different from Track #9 but with flute & later on some random.
((11)) Strummy, clunky, lo-fi folk with flute. Not awful but also not different from some random busker at the Bart station.
(((12))) Like a dark show tune, very sullen and gothy vocals and slightly dramatic flute and strings.
((((13)))) Expressive vocals with basic bits of bass and percussion
(((14))) Silly vampire folk song. Like some high school “goth folk musicial”?

Track Listing
1. All Of You   8. Easy To Love
2. Czertwony Pas   9. Uneasy Autumn Moan
3. Ol' Man River   10. In The East
4. Beata Z Albatros   11. She Dances Because She Loves Me
5. Compost With A Grudge   12. To A Modern Poet
6. Zegar   13. To The Boy Elis
7. Szwolezerowie   14. French Vampire Carol