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Oblive - Blue Velvet: Volume Four [Altar Of Waste - 2014]

Here’s the forth volume of Altar Of Waste's Blue Velvet themed releases- each part of this series sees a underground sound artist putting their own take on David Lynch’s cult classic.  For this volume Missouri based Oblive offers up two lengthy slices of entrance & engrossingly  walled noise craft.

As with all the releases in this series- the CDR comes in a paper slip sleeve, which comes inside a double sided printed A5 folded sleeve. On the front cover of this volume we get a large coloured drawing of a severed ear (this play a big part in the film). The reverse takes in the films title set against a glittering blue curtain fabric.

Opening up the release we have “Inside The Ear”, and this comes in at the 21.44 mark. The track opens dramatic & dark bit of scoring from the film it’s self, and with-in less than a minute the ‘wall’ has seared in( with possible some melted & modified elements of the scoring mixed in). The ‘walls’ a taut & tense mixture of compacted mid-ranged jittering, which is webbed by a rapid & feasting weaving of crisp static. The track is of course themed around one of the films most squirm inducing yet oddly beautiful scenes, where the camera does a close-up on a severed ear, the grass that surrounds it, and the surrounding insect life. And really this track captures perfectly the vibe of rapidly scurry insect legs, and the queasy emotion that one would get if they found a severed body park in the local parks grasslands.


Secondly we have “The Mysteries Of Love”, and this comes in at 20.26 mark. This track brings together an urgent weave of continual tumbling & semi muffled low-end texturing, which is webbed by a mesh of chopping staple gun like static patterning. It keeps feeling like it will sudden draw to a full stop, but it just keeps roll & snapping on & on in a most appealing & trance inducing manner.

As one would expect from a wall artists of this calibre each track here is perfectly conceive & executed, with both ‘walls’ offering up a highly rewarding textural noise pattering.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Roger Batty
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