Fragile - Untitled [anarchofreaksproduction - 2010]This self titled/untitled 3inch cdr offers up two ten minute shots of nasty,chugging and industrial machine like HNW from this Italian based project thatís all the work of Alessio Mininel of stripped and often futuristic HNW project TFT, and HNW labels TTM Incisioni Musicali & Mediterranea .
Iíll have to admit I was a big fan of Mininelís first project TFT, but have found this newer project rather variable in quality. But Iím happy to report Iím very taken by the two untitled tracks on offer here. First off itís worth giving a mention to the great black and white cover picture of stacked up steel poles, which are either in a scrap yard or builders merchant- itís a great bleak picture and it also hints at the nasty, weighty and constantly bombarding walls inside.
The first track comes in at ten minutes and fourteen seconds, and it finds Mininel summoning up this great crusty, nasty and unrelenting wall of mid-paced juddering walled matter. Around the main juddering and machine like texture are smaller hissing 'n'muffled semi tones, which add seared and blow-out detail to the main tone. The Ďwallí remains mainly fixed and unforgiving in itís just over ten minute runtime, and it nicely yet brutally keeps you attention through-out.
The second track comes in slightly longer at ten minutes and twenty three mark. This track once more finds Mininel summoning up another judder bound wall of noise, but this time it has quite a rapid and dense stream train like feel to the Ďwallí. The Ďwallí also seems thicker and more central tone focused than the first track too. Mininel rolls out the wall in such a great nasty, bleak and punishing form, yet it's also very trance inducing in itís rapid chugging and steam bound reputation.
So this 3inch cdr offers up two great yet nasty slices of machine bound noise making from this Italian project- well worth a look if you enjoy dense and extreme HNW.Roger Batty