July 31, 2013
by Tjeerd van Erve
Honestly, I have no clue whether I’m the first one to use it, but I’d like to introduce a new musical genre; let’s call it noise soul. I found that I needed to do this as a “descriptive necessity”; to explain what the hell is going on in the track ‘Slow Death’. This is the longest and maybe the key song on folds., the debut LP of WOLVON. This song drags, pulls and burns as if it were a Motown ballad played by a slow-core band such as Codeine. I think it’s typical of what WOLVON are trying to achieve on folds.; write pop songs with a distorted and hissing coating of noise. In this, they lean heavy on early nineties bands like Rodan, Red House Painters and Seam, but also typical Dutch post-rock and noise rock brethren Solbakken and Soda P. And in the meanwhile constantly toughing on baring their soul, utilising sharp piercing guitars and with fumbled vocals, but still soul. Or at least what I recognise as soul.