"If you open a door / we're yours" is what the opening line sounds like. And I sure as hell hope it is because the door is kicked off the hinges for this release.
Wonderlust are a power and sorta pop trio from the Atlanta ShutEye scene (see story). They play a super sharp, razors edge guitar pop that moves along at jagged blazing speed and sounds as fine as it is furious.
Ken Morton writes songs about pain, loneliness, love (or lack thereof), and just keeping your head together long enough to make it through another day. Then he goes out and gets Kevin Watford (drums) and Dave Siff (bass) to pound them out. Morton adds his beautiful growl and viola! - sheer rock and roll blast.
"Radiate Someday", "Only Human" - a shifting stunner - "Worlds Collide", and "Overload" all announce a band that just MUST be a sensational live presence. But on the disc, the music is balanced beautifully by "Soapbox" (a sort of love song - if you've been there you'll understand), the successful simmer of (is that someone whistling at the beginning of?) "Universal Manifestation Machine", and the simply near-perfectness of "Floater", which I can (should I be frightened?) relate to - entirely.
Wonderlust is another terrific band, A Great Release is another terrific recording. I just get more and more confounded as to what on Earth is going on in the great rock and roll circus. People need to hear this stuff. - bangSheet
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2. Radiate Someday
3. A Great Release
4. Only Human
7. Orbits Cross
8. Worlds Collide
11. Universal Manifestation Machine
12. Crystal Clear