Charles Razeur/ Vomir - Split [Void Singularity Recordings - 2018]Here’s a two-way euro wall noise split- this CDR brings together the bleak & windswept drone wall noise of Charles Razeur. With the searing, crude, and unchanging Harsh walled noise of infamous & hellishly prolific French project Vomir.
This release appeared in June of this year on UK wall noise label Void Singularity Recordings- it came in the edition of twenty copies, and as of writing the label still has copies left. Each project here offers up an around thirty-minute track- so you get a lengthy enough full release play time of nearing sixty-five minutes.
The Charles Razeur project is from Flanders, Belgium, and is all the work of one Damien De Coene - and as far as I can see has been active since late 2017. It’s released coming on for fifteen releases- taking in a few physical releases, as well as quite a few digital releases. I was aware of the projects name, but this split is the first taster I’ve had of it's work. The track featured here is entitled "La Peine"- and I must say I rather enjoyed it. The just over thirty-four minute track is set around the sound of a constantly rushing & very much muffled ‘wall- making’- this is built around a rather mysterious & eerier aquatic rumble - which sounds like something moving in murky water. And around this centre is a selection of hissing & bubbling sub-tones, and these of course nicely enhancing the feeling of stark watery sound-scaping. The whole thing remains both fairly rapid in pace, as well as been fixed in it unfold. Throughout it’s just over half an hour runtime "La Peine" kept me wholly locked in and I did very much enjoy the feeling of bleak unsettlement the track paints.
Next up we have the Vomir track, which is typically Untitled- & really if you’ve got this far in the review, you’ll know what Vomir does….simply put no-nonsense, ultra crude, and unrelenting wall-noise. The track on offer here rolls in at four seconds over the thirty-minute mark- it brings together a coarse & constantly rolling low-end center, with a dense & overlaid mesh of similar mid-range cracks, roughshod judders, and constant rips. Together these elements create a rather disorientating ‘wall’- & I found my mind first following one textural path, then the next. The sonic comparison would be a dense pile of storm field recordings- and I guess this gives the whole thing quite a grim- yet- constantly churning vibe.
As splits go this CDR is most effective & worthy- with the muffled bleakness of the Charles Razeur leading nicely into the constantly crude storm pummelling of the Vomir track. It’s certainly one of the more memorable Vomir splits I can recall in recent years, and well worth tracking down if you can…as I said early the label still has copies, but how for long I don’t know…as releases with the Vomir name do shift fairly fast..Roger Batty