Review : WHY? - Elephant Eyelash
PopmattersAfter a number of beautifully flawed and fractured attempts, Why?'s Yoni Wolf finally realizes his hip-hop informed indie-pop aesthetic with Elephant Eyelash. While prior efforts were undercut by his impulsive restlessness, Wolf harnesses his inherent affinity for aberration and abstraction and directs it into an album that is more engrossingly O.C.D than aversively A.D.D....full text
PrefixMagWhy? (the singer, not the band) is most famous for his participation in Clouddead, the experimental hip-hop group that is proving increasingly influential. But Why? (born Yoni Wolf) has fashioned his solo project into a full-fledged band of the same name that includes Matt Meldon, Doug McDiarmid and his brother Josiah. On Elephant Eyelash, Wolf met halfway between his old group and his new bandmates, who seem to hail from somewhere in the Slanted Enchanted vicinity....full text
MusicOMH.comJonathan 'Yoni' Wolf is the anti Kate Bush. Not only musically but in terms of output. As a member of Clouddead, Hymie's Basement and through his work in Why? the man's scattergun muse contains so many ideas that he seems to produce LP's quicker than most bands spend recording a drum track. He does share one thing in common with Kate Bush, both Elephants Eyelash and Ariel were recorded at home. Mind you, I'm sure Kate's studio is a state of the art complex and Wolf's is a misfiring PC and a parade of dime store instruments....full text
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