Wanzer's third album—untitled, like his first—moseys between EBM, IDM, industrial, dark wave and squalid techno. Though his first Untitled LP was rewarding, the same sort of material on the third go-round has more misses than hits. Nothing here matches the raucousness of tracks such as, say, "Beefhearts." The album lacks focus and urgency. Outside of some queasy frequencies fluttering over the track, "Dr. Dre's Smelly Feet" feels directionless. "Ultralean"'s distorted handclaps and smeared effects—even after you allow for the track's title and duration—are rudimentary. Wanzer marries toms, gurgles and white noise to intriguing effect on "The Tape Curses," but the results, again, seem underdeveloped.
Whenever Wanzer works through his rough drafts, it shows. Ludicrous amounts of distortion coat the creepy EBM of "Shitty Cough 14," a standout that could bring on a cluster headache. The primitive "Shock Therapy" would slot easily into a coldwave compilation. On "Staring At A Fish," Wanzer conveys an eeriness that Aphex Twin perfected on Selected Ambient Works Volume II. He nails that feeling in a way that makes your skin crawl—in a good way. But, as "Staring At A Fish" comes to a premature close, Untitled shows Wanzer's indiscriminate—and frustrating—treatment of bangers and cast-offs. Whether these tracks are ten years or ten minutes old, you'll wish that he'd spent a bit more time on them.