Recorded with the aid of ex-Throwing Muses
bassist Leslie Langston
is the Wolfgang Press
' leap into the world of dance music. The cover of Randy Newman
's "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" underscores the record's stranger-in-a-strange-land vibe as Michael Allen
's dramatic vocals and arcane obsessions collide head-on with the ecstatic physicality and immediacy of the dancefloor; cold and remote, the result is alien funk, a collection of idiosyncratic rhythms, dark textures, and ominous grooves.