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Doodshoofd - Geenheidsworst [Self Release - 2011]

Sometimes I wonder if the yahoo translation services has total lost the plot because apparently “Geenheidsworst” means “none driving sausage”…surely this cant be right!?. Anyway what ever the title means in English this is full length CDR from Netherlands based Doodshoofd & it offers up three great and intense slices of HNW matter.

On offer here are three tracks- one fairly short (by HNW standards) and two more lengthy walled noise dwells. Opening up the release we have “Dikke lul. Kleine Dood” (no, I’m not risking putting that into Yahoo translate!) which is the shortest tracks here at just over the ten minute mark. This track starts out with a minute or so of screaming ‘n’ whistling feed back trails, and what sounds like effect and noise jittered voice textures. Then we slide into a thick and tight mixture of juddering noise, up ‘n’ down  electro noise tone runs, smarting mid-pitch grinds, and the odd hint of possible buried vocal textures. The tracks a good and active start to this release, and I guess you’d call the track thick HNW with some harsh noise and slight PE tendencies.

Track number two is entitled “Ambacht En Ongeluk” and  comes in just under the twenty four minute mark. This tracks ‘wall’ is a mixture of juddering and churning static, and slighter higher tone fan belt  like slipping ‘n’ grinding tonalities. It's more stayed and locked than the first track, and it really concentrates on just the two main elements. Over the tracks  lenght  Doodshoofd alters and shifts first one element then the other- these adjustments are fairly manner with either element become more pressing or fierce. Also this track isn’t as thick as the first track as from time to time one or other elements thins out a little, but it never moves towards ambient or stripped wall making as it always maintains a certain level of textural fill and urgency. All told the tracks a rewarding and battering piece urgent wall-making

So last up we have the title track which is the longest track on offer here at just under the forty six minute mark. This tracks ‘wall’ is a nice and pressing mixture of higher to mid pitch jittering, and choping ‘n’ juddering lower tone static. Through out the tracks near on fifty minute run time Doodshoofd keeps the ‘wall’ constant and pressing, yet the two textures quite often slide and slice into each other in quite an rewarding and entrancing manner. Also from time to time Doodshoofd alters each elements pattern for a odd textural deviate or slightly striped down moment, before returning to it’s original form. I think this tracks stands as my favourite of the three tracks here as I really like the way it’s got a nice urgent, juddering , and jittering yet slightly shifting feel to it, and its very moorish too.


“Geenheidsworst” is my first taster of this neatherlands based project and I must say the projects a very worthy and brutally satisfying addition to the  European HNW scene. I very much look forward to hearing much more from this project in the future.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
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