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Vomir - Recouvre La Merde (En Trois Mouvements) [4iB Records - 2014]

Recouvre La Merde (En Trois Mouvements) is the latest of the larger pressing titles from Frances king Of Walled  noise. And fitting it’s title( roughly translated The Shit covers  (In Three Movements)), this CD offers up single seventy two  minute  track- which has three defined changes along it’s crude & all engulfing wall-craft unfold.

The CD comes in an edition of 250 copies. It comes in a jewel case, which takes in a eight page colour booklet(featuring a mixture of pictures of abstract placed & sheeted items, and people shitting in other peoples faces/mouths). The set also comes with a number sticker- so you know which number out of 250 you have.

The track featured here comes in at 72.45 minute mark, and as mentioned above the ‘wall’ features three shifts in its unforgiving pummelling dense-ness (these are subtitled movement one-to-three). The sleeve seems to indicate the points where textural shifts happen, but to my ears only the first one happens when indicated…
 
The first selection of the ‘wall’ runs between the start of the track & 17.04 mark- for this section you get a rapid mix of endless showering & rushing static that is fed out into a endless downpour of sound. There are no real distinctive patterns or shapes to grab onto here, with the textures following a fairly narrow tonal range between galloping low-end & pelting mid-range. The first few times I played this track, I felt a little underwhelmed by the lack of rewarding textures/ patterns in the rush of sound in this first part, but now I do quite enjoy the rushing grey-on-grey nihilism of it all.

So from 17.05 to 37.57 we have the next shift, and this finds Vomir reducing down the wall by a layer or two. For this section we a have a mix of churning machine like low-end pummelling, which is played over by rushing ‘n’ slightly spluttering low-to-mid range static juddering. Where the first part seemed all engulfing & overtaking in it’s attack, this part feels tighter & more condensed in it’s attack…yet of course the whole thing is still extremely dense & inescapable.

From 37.59 to the 72.45  we get a mixture of  descending juddering mid-range, which is underfed by battering & rapid rain storm like hammering texture.  This section of the track is a lot more defined & crisp in it’s attack( I’d say there is another layer or two of noise here too).  This section takes you out of the tight & condensed feel of the second section into a more lashing & primal feel.  This ‘wall’ seems to get even more intense ‘n’ battering  in it’s last ten or so mintues….but I’m not sure if this is really happening, or my mind is just trying to finding ways out of the intensity of it all


One would imagine that over the years Vomir’s take on the walled noise sound would possible eased back, or  mellowed down a bit, but Recouvre La Merde (En Trois Mouvements) finds him pushing his walled noise craft into even more into the red. This certainly isn’t the most instant or texturally rewarding Vomir release, but it’s defiantly one of the most intense.

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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