Refining and sanitising aren't priorities for Wanzer. This isn't music made with a context or listener in mind, which gives Issue No. Twenty a transitory allure. Like bird watching, you might spend a lot of time staring into the trees, but that flash of colour makes the wait worthwhile.
Wanzer's fluency with machines shows that he's a keen observer of the music that's shaped him. The combination of queasy phasing and pre-delayed reverb on "Speaker Sisters" turns a dry drum machine into a churning portal. (It sounds great on 45 RPM, too.) "In One Ear" is one of the best tracks he's made. There's just a drum machine, a synth and some effects, but the vibe is twisted, the groove kicking like a toxic goth in knee-high boots. "He Pushes Meals" also has the funk, hitting a paranoid sweet spot between post-punk, electro and cold wave. "Shitty Cough 17" feels like choking on a truckload of phlegm. Considering Wanzer apparently makes a track a day, it's anyone's guess how many more gems are in his archive.