Debut LP from Brooklyn’s Wetware. Vocalist ROXY FARMAN, who’s familiar voice was last heard on both DREW MCDOWALL's Unnatural Channel album and Material World’s own phone lines, stole audience’s attention immediately, using her body in tandem with her voice as a weaponized vehicle for the band’s anxiety filled performance. MATTHEW MORANDI cut his teeth in the electronic music world through his solo tech-industrial project JAHILIYYA FIELDS and partner to INHALANTS, the techno collaboration of Morandi and Max Ravitz (Patricia). The synergy that’s developed between Farman and Morandi has been explosive. All of the apprehension and unease in Wetware seems to have been channeled into a string of cohesive electronic statements found on songs “Frequent Dreamlands” and “Ode to Joe.” Industrial dance rhythms bounce around Farman’s poetic stance on “Where Ever You Were,” causing flashbacks of an early '80s dystopia that jumps around a confusing, uncomfortable backdrop. Interspliced with modular electronic instrumentals like the album’s opener “Pantomime,” Wetware’s devastating portrait is that of a society in peril. Highly recommended. Great job, Roxy!