“2 sides of original productions from Intel Mercenary and Wilted Woman.
On the A side IM channels grime music through ghosts of chipped Playstations and a kind of outsider quality that maybe comes from a move from inner city London to BS10 outer edges of Bristol as a teenager.

‘I grew up in New Cross, went to school in Deptford where most people hung out when not on the estate in NC. The Music is all made between 2016 & 2018. These were just sat dormant on the MPC since then. Back in the day I DJ'ed for the Block Kidz, a group started by N.E. of the Essentials crew. It had Little D, P Money, Blacks and a few other MC's part of it. I got burgled and that did it for me, I stopped spinning records.’

The tracks have a kind of lost in time quality maybe partly due to the 16bit compressed sound of the MPC recalling everything from Detroit techno to Soichi Terada’s Ape Escape soundtrack and of course straight out the car boot Wiley Kat era whitelabel productions.

On the B side Berlin based New Yorker Wilted Woman moves through a uniquely personal blown out and dubbed take on everything from techno to bedroom pop and lonely synth meltdowns.
Recorded during a period of C-19 isolation in a flat with no internet the tracks exist in a similar club-not-club , bedroom-not-bedroom hinterland as the A side - managing to perfectly capture the flip flop of (fever) dreams of the club and all-too-much moments of quiet self reflective psychedelia. Even the most dance-y tracks have a lurching, dreamlike quality to them that makes them feel reassuringly human and strangely tender.

Most definitely one to let run through all the way, perfect for late night walks through the graveyard / staring at the walls / dreaming of (but not actually bringing yourself to go to) the club.”

Label: Do You Have Peace?
Format: Cassette
Artwork: Amos Childs
28 April 2022

Cafe Music 2: Werewolves of London

“Another Café – the sophomore Café – following last year’s ‘Café Kotti’ tape sees Wilted Woman and Nick Klein back as a live electronics duo. Their second freeform performance took place at London’s Café Oto in September 2019 during an Alien Jams night. With more preparation but the same amount of looseness, the pair steer away from genre definition and self-importance, manipulating recordings from jam sessions, skillfully altering samples from various sources alongside modular synths patterns. The result ‘Cafe Music 2 : Werewolves Of London’ is a spellbinding flow of meditative drones, beatless rhythmic explorations and unsettling melodies.

Central to the duo’s process is carving out space to play and laugh with (and sometimes at) each other. The two friends have developed their own communication tactics for remote idea generation and exchange – Nick Klein is based in the Hague, with Wilted Woman in Berlin. This also allows them to perform live without imposing rigid structures onto the project.

The pair build upon each performance to create a world of their own which, in turn, should lead them to many more Cafés.”

Label: Alien Jams
Format: Digital
Artwork: Sarah Badr
24 July 2020

Shakey - S/T

The debut offering from Shakey, a new project from Silvia Kastel and Lizzie Davis (Wilted Woman). A syncretic meshing of both artists sensibilities, Shakey encompasses both’s love of digi-dub, jungle, musique concrete, and the fusing of ambient textures with abstracted rhythms.

Label: Palto Flats
Format: 12”
Artwork: Chris Lux
03 July 2020

Suds - Sick Universe Demands Sharing

“Spun-out but fleet-footed breakbeat-techno/IDM android-amphibians from Wilted Woman and Christoph De Babalon's entirely unexpected collaborative projekt. Particularly diggin the aquatic-ruin-zone dub (dare I say dubstep?!) of 'Mirage March' and 'Trauerweide''s frayed, fidgety shut-in electro.” - Low Company

Label: Anno
Format: 12”
Artwork: James K
14 February 2020