Wool Sucker – Plastic Wings
Wool Sucker goes for a sound with grit and soul on the fantastic folk-blues psychedelic rock of “Plastic Wings”. Right in the heart of it all comes from the pastoral imagery conjured up by the warm, reassuring vocals. Stylistically Wool Sucker goes for a wide variety of genres, ranging from elements of the blues to country with just a hint of classic rock. Stately at times the tracks have a lived-in feeling, as the lyrics focus upon the true feeling of desire. Attention to detail means every single moment feels so downright real.
A hushed reverence opens the album with “Ragged Little Wings”. From the low-key guitar to the bright shining keyboards all of it comes together so brilliantly. Woozy organ swells come into the fray on the yearning desire of “Four Winds”. Giddy rhythms lead the way on the clear-eyed path of “Colorado”. Laid-back drums have an emotional quality on the soothing “Devotion”. By far the best track on the entire album comes from the majestic buildup of “Rusalka (Drown With Me)” where Wool Sucker delivers a stark unflinching narrative. Intimacy defines the near-silence of the regal “Mirrors”. Colorful to its core is the spaghetti western twang of “Cross Your Heart”. Energy pours out of the intricate world of “Bury Me Down” full of passion. Aptly named things come to a close with the tender “A Lullabye”.
“Plastic Wings” opts for a warm tapestry of sound, one with messages and melodies that linger in the mind like a half-forgotten dream.