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Dosis Letalis/Ushinawareta Tamashi - Split [Required Rate Of Return - 2019]

Here we have a two way CDR/digital split severing up two half-an-hour slices of textured noise/ANW. The release brings together scene favourite Dosis Letalis, and relative newcomer Ushinawareta Tamashi- for an enjoyable hours worth of nicely crafted wall making.

The release appeared September of last year- and as of  writing, the label still have copies available. The CDR comes in a slimline DVD case, and this features both on its front cover, and disc face a Japanese painting of a series of huge waves a sail with boats- initially I wondered why an image such as this had been chosen, when for such a picture youíd imagine dense more brutal wall- matter. But the reason behind this choice is seemingly down to Ushinawareta Tamashi who themes all of their work around classic Japanese painting.

Both tracks here are untitled- and first up we have the Dosis Letalis, really if youíve even vaguely dipped your toe in the waters of the wall noise scene youíll be aware of this project. Since 2015 this Serbian project has released a steady flow of releases- that move between creatively textured wall craft, more brutal & dense wall matter, and more pared back textured noise/ ANW/  lower case walled noise matter. Pretty much everything Iíve by the project is always very well conceived & executed, so itís no wonder that the project is so well thought of in the scene. The track featured here comes in a few seconds sly of the half-an-hour mark, and itís a most intriguing & entrancing example of wall craft. Itís built around a fairly tightly weaved blend of popping & scraping textured noise, thatís underfed by this lo-fi sort of rotating scraping element. The top layer is nicely detailed & pleasing in its patternation, while the lower layer brought to mind the soothing sound rotating stone- together these create a most captivating wall that keeps you nicely held for its runtime.

The Ushinawareta Tamashi project seemingly started in 2017- releasing around seven physical releases, and about the same digital albums. The project is from Le Havre, France- and as mentioned early basis all of its ANW work around classic Japanese painting- which is certainly an original theme for a project.  Their half of the split comes in at spot on the thirty-minute mark- and it finds a blend of gentle crisp rubbing or bubbling, thatís mixed with micro & slightly beaded jitter Ďní judder. Itís a soothingly busy, yet subtle enchanting bit of wall matter- Iím not sure if personally, I felt it related to the releases images or in general Japanese painting- though I guess there was an almost aquatic worming quality to proceeds.  As far as I recall this is the first material Iíve heard from the project, and I must say I enjoyed the track a fair bit- so Iíll certainly be looking into more of Ushinawareta Tamashi work.

So all in all this a most satisfying split- offering up to worthy & skilled examples of textured noise/ ANW- as I mentioned above, the label still have copies left, and Iíd say itís well worth picking up a copy before it goes out of print.

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Roger Batty
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