Mount Sims has unearthed the classic New Wave dirge and given it an entirely new life. Sims pairs the melancholy, synth sound that made old school goth so mesmerizing (Bauhaus‘ David J lends a hand to the LP) with the resonant rhythms of electronica, dub‘s tripping tempos, and the meandering melodies of ambient to create a synthesis that, like the work of his musical predecessors, is as romantic and reminiscent as it is futuristic. The only thing that makes Wild Light a throwback is that it‘s equal parts style and substance.