Guillherme Wolf holds nothing back on the intense angular electro-rock trip of “Tresde”. Drumming here has a feral presence about it for it virtually seethes with a wild-eyed ferociousness. Everything about it manages to tell an entire story. The synthesizers come in thick with an 80s cinematic flair about them. Such attention to detail means every single moment counts for they hold nothing back. A purely physical experience, Guillherme demands that the tracks be played as loudly as possible. For the production itself the volume also helps to accentuate the Byzantine arrangements, for they stop and start on a dime further giving the experience a sense of the unknown.
Quite a unique approach to the sound, Guillherme does things his own distinct way. Yet, there are a handful of groups that consider this their stock and trade regarding the primordial electronics involved. Trans Am certainly comes to mind, for they flirt heavily with 80s electro, even veering into outright industrial at times. Certainly, the heaviness of Guillherme’s tact further lends to the sense of that trio’s power dynamic. Like that group, this sound is led by the rhythm with it being the integral component. Going further out, one can hear the intense noise/rock/dance mixtures of Fuck Buttons filtering into the fray.
“Aguri Suzuki” starts things off in a truly brutal fashion. Here the guitar rings out into the vast space. The tension can be cut with a knife for the urgency of the drums never lets up. Elements of the work seem to draw upon some futuristic take on grunge for the sheer density of the sound certainly is there. Instrumentally vibrant he weaves a lot into the arrangement, making sure it virtually bursts at the seams with not a single part overlooked. Strangely catchy, it is such a furious work that even Steve Albini would be proud of its misanthropy. Going for the gentler side of things “Slow Motion Corpse” has a sleazy eeriness to it. The neon-hued splendor of the piece is almost sarcastic in a sense, though this is a biting sarcasm for certain. Everything about it features a great deal of balance to it, even as he has no problem letting the song careen off into the distance essentially whenever he wants. Finishing the collection off, it again shows a real exquisite sense of detail he utilizes to the fullest extent.
“Tresde” shows off the exquisite sculptor-like detail of Guillherme Wolf for these songs wrap themselves around the listener in a truly beguiling fashion.