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Wet Dream Asphyxiation - Crushing Inward [Distorted Visions - 2013]

This C20 split offers up four slices of atmospheric & fairly creatively layered walled noise from this Los Angeles based project. Each side of tape takes in two tracks, and each track takes up around half a side of time- so as HNW goes these four tracks are fairly brief submersion in walled form.

Fitting the releases the title the black & white enlay shelve features on it’s front cover a picture of a person trapped in side a crashed car, with just their arm sticking out. With the inner sleeve featuring another picture of a crushed car.

Side A takes in two tracks, and these come in the form of “Smashed Bone parts I & II”.  “Smashed Bone part I” is built around a rapid mixture of hissing 'n’ spurting noise patterning, and this is under fed by a endlessly descending  meaty juddering. The hissing 'n’ scraping elements have some slight movement in them, while the judder remains fixed & focused through-out.
“Smashed Bone part II” brings together a slightly curved, rolling & swirling low-end noise tone, and a selection of smaller jittering ‘n’ circling tones.  The rolling ‘n’ swirling texture gives a nice firm & brutal meaty feel, while the smaller textures have this almost swirling & looping cake icing like vibe to them- I know that description sounds odd, but that’s what they sound like to me.


Over on side B we have another two tracks, and these come in the form of “Crumbling Bodies parts I & II”. “Crumbling Bodies part I” is a very dense wall, and to start with it’s difficult to define the pattern on display, but after a little time I can make out: a rapid crisp & slicing pattern, a descending & thick mid-paced juddering, and another layer of fixed muffled hissing
And lastly “Crumbling Bodies part II” brings together this ominous & continual rolling mass of deep though, slightly seared low-end noise, and this is underfed by buried sort of wavering & bobbing tone that has an almost stuck ghostly harmonic quality to it.


All told this is an effective & rewarding release from Wet Dream Asphyxiation- I just wish maybe a few of the ‘walls’ could have been longer, because I certainly felt that tracks like “Smashed Bone part II”  &  the brutal yet haunting “Crumbling Bodies part II” could easily have held my attention for an hour plus- but I guess it’s best to wish for more HNW, than less.

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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