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Ecoute La Merde - Dammi La Frondola [Toxic Industries/Irritant - 2012]

“Dammi La Frondola” gives the listener just shy of 50 minutes worth of dense & encasing static bound walled noise, which has some effective yet subtle textural changes along it’s brutal & suffocating sonic arch.  Ecoute La Merde is an fairly active/ prolific French HNW/Harsh Noise project that formed back in 2007, and have so far amassed just over eighty releases that take in a lot of splits, a few strand alone releases, and compilation appearances.

The release comes in the form of a CDR that comes in the house style sleeve of all the Irritant Series  releases. These all feature a colour picture of an old industrial site wall with a fence running along it’s full length, but each release has it’s own distinct mini picture on the front. For this release it’s what looks like a bloody b movie still of a blood drenched face.

The single untitled track on offer here comes in at the 47.03 mark. The ‘wall’ is very dense, suffocating & truly overwhelming- it’s based around a interlocking mass of several crackling static tones that have this sort of worming ‘n’ rapid jittering feel to them. The 'wall' remains very thick & restrictive through-out it’s full length, but here & there I’m sure I  can make out subtle shifts with-in the tracks textural layers, but I’m not positive about this & of course these could just be a trick of the ‘wall’ it self. On the whole this is a rewarding & brutal submersion in almost total static textural white-out.

It’s certainly been a few years since I’ve heard/ reviewed some of this projects work, it’s always nice to hear that they still have they still have the ability to make rewarding yet un-escapable walled noise.  Certainly ones for those who enjoy  really dense ‘wall’ submersions

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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