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Absurde/Chier - Absurde VS Chier [Required Rate Of Return - 2015]

This split CDR offers up two twenty minute slices of appealing French walled noise- one track is a thick & brutal 'wall', while the others is a more layer detailed yet still dense affair. Both projects here are more recent additions to the growing euro walled noise scene, and they come in the form of: Absurade which is the Paris based husband & wife project of Charlotte & Julien Skrobek, and Chier - a Toulouse based one man project.

The CDR comes in the house style packaging of the Required Rate Of Return label -which is  slim spine DVD case that takes in black & white artwork. The front cover features a monochrome picture of what looks like a cross section of several cut open cigars(well that’s what I see!), and minimal white text against a black background.

Both tracks here are untitled, and first up we have the Absurade track. This tracks ‘wall’ is built around a thick & brutish yet hypnotic downward mix of the following: a fixed rumbling ‘n’ earth boring like noise drone, and several layers mid ranged crust bound jittering.  The drone creates a weighty & bleak central focus, while the taut web of similar toned jittering’s keeps one attention fixed into the brutal & continually descending vortex of the ‘wall’.

Next up of course we have the Chier track, and this ‘walls’ is more of a layer detailed type. It brings together the following: a  matt of loser machine chopping ‘n’  churning patterns, and a selection more agitated juddering textures. The churning patterns rather brought to mind the sound a large yet ancient  industrial weaving machine, with hints of faded earthy galloping. With the agitated juddering patters rewardingly piling on top of each other in a lazy yet brutal  manner. As the track goes on the layers of textures are nicely built up bit by bit, and by the end of the track you have really concentrate to follow the now blurred patterns.

So in finishing I’d say we have two worthy ‘walls’ on offer here. It’s so great to see that once again the  French wall scene is getting more & more active again with new projects, as sadly for a few years it was just Vomir holding the flag for the scene. Anyway this split is well worth a look.

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Roger Batty
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