Two Wooden Stones

Looking for the Light
By Adam Grundey
Apr 06, 2014

“I am the alchemist,” frontman Shélhôm sings on “The Alchemist.” “Everything I touch turns to shit.” The second half of that statement isn’t true – at least not on this evidence – but the first certainly is. Forget Two Wooden Stones’ folk-y tag; they’re a whirling dervish of influences, incorporating jazzy Oriental touches, multi-lingual torch songs, balls-out Nineties rock and a whole lot more. Sometimes, the results are a little too chaotic, like a lab experiment gone wrong. But at their best, Two Wooden Stones deliver a gripping blast of uniquely freaky sound that’s both smart and moving.

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