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Death Scenes - VHS [Unbelievable Black Magic - 2016]

VHS is the second ewall-noisef release from this  former bootleg VCD label from Thailand, who used to specialise in releasing Mondo and Shockumentary films from Japan and the US. Behind the Death Scenes project is once again Chawin Boonpan, who is either the solo artists behind each of the label wall-noise release, or the collaborator.

Just like the other releases from the label the CDR release comes in quite a distinctive bit of packaging- a seven inch shelve, with a full colour cover & a black enf white back cover. The front takes in a reproduction of the cover artwork from Asian based Mondo /Shockumentary of a supposable dead bodies face, which has it eyes blocked out & the word 'warning' over the top. On the back cover we get  the labels logo. And you also get single side colour postcard- feature a picture of skulls, overlaid with the projects title.

Featured here is just a single self tilted track, which comes in at just 23.34 minutes.  As with the other releases on this label the source for the ewallsf is created from Japanese shock films, and once again itfs a very dense, nasty, and foreboding textural blend which fits perfectly the labels focus. This ewallf starts off with amassed rushing & clamouring mid-ranged static, which is fed out into a  uniformed yet choppy sea of noise. With-in less than a minute we get this looped & malevolent horn like element appearing deeply buried with in the ewallsf mesh. As the minutes tick by more subtle choppy rushing textures are  added to the ewallf, but everything is kept so crude & lo-if , that you really have to strain your ears to hear whatfs fully occurring, and even then Ifm sure my mind is playing tricks on me.  Also Ifm sure you also get  sudden peaks of buried synth horn simmer in the amassed sound too.  Oddly instead of bringing to mondo, or Shockumentary films, this track brings to mind the original Japanese Ring film from 1989, and images of bleak night seascapes, and churning TV static- that has something terrifying & deeply shocking locked with-in just beyond ones vision.

I enjoyed the first release from the label(Facez Of Death 2000 - Dead In Asia), and I must say this is even better as the just heard horn/ synth drone elements really added a great feeling of hidden evil,  obscured violence, and the shocking unknown. This release came in an edition of just ten copies, which I think are all sadly gone nowcbut hopefully it will resurface in digital form at some point.

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Roger Batty
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