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Richard Ramirez - Do I Unload on Your Face or Your Mouth? [Bored Bear Recordings - 2011]

This wonderful & suggestively titled release is the first of twelve 3inch CDR release that will be released every month in 2011 by Bored Bear Recordings. And all these twelve  releases will  pay tribute to the many projects of highly influential & respected Texas noise artists Richard Ramirez.

On offer here are two tracks which follow on from the 3inchs  perverse title having great suggestive titles; firstly we have “Your Hole Attention”  which comes in at just under the eight minute mark. Then we have “Giving A Piece Of You” ,which comes in just over the fourteen & a half minute mark. The double sided cover features contrast high and pink tinged images of two raggedly handsome gay men. I guess it’s little tame compared with the title & some of Richard’s other projects  more gay porn tinged covers, but it’s arty effective and works well with the sonics on offer here.

So onto the tracks themselves; “Your Hole Attention” is built around an thick ‘n’ looped rolling drum like ominous & tense drone. Over the top of this Ramirez skilfully & atmospherically adds layers of static judder ‘n’ jitter, more static texture and taut rolling percussive tonality. I guess you’d call it either texturally moving HNW or  thick ‘n’ dense Harsh noise with wallish tendencies, but what ever you call it, it’s a great sleaze, taut, brutal & atmospherical start to this disc & the series in genreal.

“Giving A Piece Of You”  starts off with a few seconds of dialogue from what I take is a gay moive with one man asking another not to show something to anyone. Then Ramirez drops into this great three thread noise attack that’s built around inter-tangling, juddering and slightly harmonic and atmospheric noise tones. On top of these Ramirez feeds through rail like grating tones, grinding noise hitchers ‘n’ trobs, and underneath it all  is bleak ominous throbbing bass  tone. Though this  track is violent and tense as hell there’s a poignant and melancholic harmonic beauty that keeps fleetingly showing it’s self through the layers of tone.   I guess you’d classify this as thick harsh noise with slight harmonic and atmospheric underpinnings


So “Do I Unload on Your Face or Your Mouth?” is a great opening chapter in this series of twelve release. It shows Ramirez once more at the top of his game making brutal, moorish and cleverly constructed Harsh noise and HNW matter. To find out more about this series drop into Bored Bear’s blog here.

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Roger Batty
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