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Disgorged Faeces & Light Collapse - Collaboration [Heart Shaped Box Prod - 2014]

Here’s a three disc collaborative HNW release between Belarus based Disgorged Faeces & Russian based HN/HNW project  Light Collapse (aka  Vitaliy Maklakov).Over the three discs we have a selection of both shorter & longer ‘walls’, with most of these nicely balancing between entrancing brutality & searingly rewarding  wall-craft.

Before we get into the sonics inside it’s worth giving the packaging a little  mention, as it's quite effective & arty in a lo-fi way.  Each of the three discs come in their own hand made slip sleeve which various shades of red/ brown ‘oil paint on water’ textures- inside these you have a inner red paper sleeve which features grey & black photo copied textures.  And all three discs come in a hand made red cloth bag that features green & blue stitching around it’s edges.

So lets move onto the ‘wall-craft’ with-in…in all the release offers up ten  untitled tracks, and these last between ten & fifty five minutes a piece.  It doesn’t indicate anywhere that are all collaborative, or some are solo works- so I presuming that all tracks are jointly created by both parties.

Disc two takes in three tracks, and these come in the form of two ten plus minute tracks & one nearing forty minute track.The first track rage’s in with intense textural map of stretching ‘n’ muffled juddering which is ridden over by loser & crisper amassed jitter texturing- though both elements seem fairly firm there’s is a nice ragged & wonky feel to this opening track.  Track two is a compacted & taut in its feel bringing together a mid-ranged tensioned ‘n’ tunnelling worming texture, which is weaved by a loser jittering ‘n’ raggedly sputtering element.  And lastly track three( which is the longest on this disc at 39.45), brings together a blunt meaty ‘n’purring drone judder, with layer of layer of cluttering jittering.

Disc two takes in two tracks, and track one comes in at the fourteen & a half minute mark. This ‘wall’ brings together a deep & bothersome rumbling judder, with a thinner layer semi rattling jittering- this track feels like it’s continual grinding & slowing into it’s self, but I think in reality both elements are firm & unmoving- so it’s just a trick of the ‘wall’. The second track is longer at the just over fifty four minute mark- this is one of the more slurred & sluggish ‘walls’ here as it brings together two layers of hovering & buzzing lower-to-mid range noise- these elements sort of play out a simple drone/ thick shorting pattern, with at times them both merging into a droned out thick haze. I guess this tracks ok, but it felt way to long at nearing an hour- & felt it would  have been much more effective at say the twenty minute mark.

So we move onto disc three  & this offers up five shorter tracks that last between twelve & ten minutes a piece. The first track brings together a deep & dense constant cable  crackling texture, with a buried & stuck sinister drone, and a few layers of battering sub-tone. Track two is a mixes of a looped trail of muffled & slightly blunt descending juddering, with lines of more caustic snap ‘n’ crackle. Track three  brings together muffled & aquatic murky juddering, with constant air bubbling urgency.  Track four finds two or three pattern lines of crackling texturing, marking out a crisps & taut  slice of  detailed  ‘wall’ matter. And lastly track five offers up a mix of murky & fixed locked engine depth, with rumbling sub-tones.  I'd say this last disc is my favourite of all of the discs here, as all five of these tracks are great.

So in summing- for the most part this is a rewarding and consistent wall noise collaboration, this isn’t the first time these two projects have  collaborated together, and you can clearly hear that they work very well together. Let’s hope there is some more collaborations in the pipeline.

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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