“Growing Isolation” is a mis-leading title for this ranting squawking, mercifully brief tape; the mood here is one of complete isolation. That space is needed too, since the huge droning noise contained herein needs a lot of room to exhale. Miles Haney is Evenings, and is also honcho of Kalamazoo label Tapeworm Tapes. I think I read somewhere that he has issued at least 30 some-odd limited edition tapes of his work. It would be interesting to track some of them down, because based on this release, his fire sure hasn’t gone out.
Two fourteen minute tracks here, each entitled “Untitled Isolation” and numbered, do the trick creating a sense of menace and panic at once. Haney sure knows his way around a psychotic episode; the visceral power of the record comes the suspicion that this blare is not so much a catharsis as it is real-time confrontation with personal demons. The guy may be as well-adjusted as anyone else, but his ability to capture horror is genuine. “Growing Isolation” is not comfortable listening, but it is powerful and almost sickening in its precision. More Evenings, please. 6/10 -- Mike Wood (8 July, 2009)