German synth-rockers Wowl!’s ‘Three Hits’ EP is an anomaly. Opening number The Black Ark cuts a dark, brooding figure that throbs to the pound of jagged electronica before bizarrely subsiding into a whistle-infused flash of feral pop. Continuing this trend of peculiarity, Bulbassador’s inane chiming is Dic and Dom electro – all smiles and japes but quickly pointless . Closing number The Hand’s repetitive guitar fuzz finally maintains a sense of consistency and, for that, it’s the most enterprising moment here. A rollercoaster ride of varying quality, Wowl!’s anomalous ways could be as much their downfall as it is their USP.
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