The Astronomical Entomologist

Andrew Liles / Wander

The Astronomical Entomologist

Year: 2005
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records (MT106 & MT107)
Format: 7" Picture Disc. / Box Set including 7" Picture Disc and 10" acetate.

The Andrew Liles track on the A Side of the 7" picture disc is entitled 'The Astronomical Entomologist'
On the 10" the Liles track is called 'The Entomologists Dream'.

All tracks by Wander are Untitled.

Box and acetate edition. Detail.

Released as a 7″ picture disc of 150 numbered copies each with an original art insert from the band and a special boxed edition of the 7″ picture disc with a bonus 10″ of 23 numbered copies.

Both Liles tracks can be heard on the expanded download version of ‘The Gilded Age’ .


Wander does not [need] another introduction here of course. But this 7″ may need scrutiny: not the usual drone music, but a synthesizer sequence to which other synths have been added. Strangely reminiscent of seventies german synth gods like Tangerine Dream and others really. And quite funny. The other side seems to be a collaboration with Andrew Liles, I am guessing he is playing along with the Wander recording. And this is even more fun: the synth sequence is overruled by a drum computer beat to which guitars are added in several, mostly rhythmical ways. Reminiscent of early eighties punk/rock like nothing I have heard before. Very refreshing this little disc! (MR)