Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Chier/Kindstid - Chier x Kindstod [Void Singularity Recordings - 2018]

Chier x Kindstod is a thirty-minute walled-noise collaboration- it  sees these French & German projects working together to create a subtle shifting & morphing example of moody, yet seared wall matter. The release appears in the form of  a CDR on UK Void Singularity Recordings- it came in an edition of twenty copies, but as of this review the label is down to just six copies.

The two projects taking part here are France based Chier- who has been active since 2015, releasing a truly huge body of work, and is one of the more known projects in the wall-noise underground. And German-based Kindstod, who has been active since 2014- seemingly dabbling in a fair few of noise sub-genres, like death industrial, black noise, PE, and death ambience…as well of course walled noise.


The single track offered up here comes in a few seconds over the thirty-minute mark, and is a fairly eventful example of wall-matter. To begin with, we get a blend of rolling & slightly churning industrial focused drone texturing, which is topped with this mesh of tight & rather a crisp jittering. By around the three & a half minute the drone has shifted way back & switched to a more sustained billow- on top of this we get a bank of more lashing cold rain like static feast- this creates an appealing monochrome yet nasty vibe.By around the five & a half minute mark the textures have switched places, and the billowing is more forward in the mix with the now hacking static taking on a slightly more uneven & sporadic feel.  By nearing the eighty minute we’ve returned to a bothersome but bleak blend of rumbling & tunneling drone, that topped by pained cold-yet odd erratic static pelting. I won't go into detail the remained of the track here- as it would rather take away from the unfolding of the track, and to be honest minute-by-minute breakdowns can get trying.

As active & shifting wall-craft goes this collab utilizers some rewarding shifts & blends of texture- clearly showing the pair both know how to create & expertly morph wall-matter. I’m sadly not the biggest fan of more active wall-matter, enjoying more set & pummelling HNW, or more layer detailed-though still fairly fixed static texturing. So, as a result, I can’t say I was really blown away by this release…but  if you enjoy more eventful wall-matter, that’s skillfully put together I think you’ll dig Chier x Kindstod, but for me, it’s just too active in its structure- not staying long enough in one place for my tastes.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Chier/Kindstid - Chier x Kindstod
Chier x Kindstod is a thirty-minute walled-noise collaboration- it  sees these French & German projects working together to create a subtle shi...
140720   The Residents - Metal, Meat &...
130720   Lawrence English - Lassitude
130720   Various Artists - Next Lighty...
100720   The Strange Vice Of Mrs. Ward...
100720   Night Of Open Sex - Night Of ...
100720   Echoes Of Fear - Echoes Of Fe...
090720   Officer! - Yes Yes No No Yes ...
090720   Bourbonese Qualk - Hope
080720   Thecodontion - Supercontinent
070720   The New Kids - The New Kids( ...
Latest Articles

Perpetual Abjection & Unsignifie...
There has always been a close connection between the walled noise scene, and various themes/ obsessions- be it nihilism, giallo/ cult films, true crime, grim...
300620   Perpetual Abjection & Unsign...
150620   William Fowler & Vic Pratt - ...
280520   Melaine Dalibert - Quietly cr...
150520   Barry "Schwump" Schwam - Frog...
300420   Nico Mastorakis - The Greek s...
070420   Paul Dever/ Blood Eagle - Yea...
290320   Bütcher - A Bestial Fukkin Wa...
260320   The Rita,Black Leather Jesus,...
170320   Horrible Reviews - Visually n...
120220   Striations - War-Torn Noise
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom