Warui Yume - Tojikome Raremashita [Void Singularity Recordings - 2019]Tojikome Raremashita is a decidedly atmospheric, at times almost creepy walled noise release- bringing together murky industrial walling, with moody textural detail. It’s a two thirty minute track affair that comes in either the form of a pro-pressed CDR or digital download.
The colour label CDR comes in a Jewel case- this features a rather chilling oriental print of a skeletal figure sneaking up on a sleeping Samurai, this image is repeated on both the disc and cover. This release appeared in April of this year in a physical edition of ten copies- and as of writing the label still have copies left.
Warui Yume is a new project from the mind behind horror film focused wall noise project Nightmare Park, who put out a few fairly impressive releases last year. Seeming this project started in late 2018- so far putting out just putting out a few releases.
The first track on offer here is “Kumo No Su”- this sees the bringing together of a starkly muffled judder and an extremely atmospheric spiralling static crackle pattern. Together these elements create a most compelling feeling of ghostly foreboding, cascading uneasy, and highly atmospheric walling- all perfectly fitting the cover artwork. I’d say there’s certainly a nod towards projects like Geisst here, but maybe a little more controlled & more loop-based- yet comparisons aside Warui Yume does adds it’s own twist to the more moody/ creepy side of wall craft. It’s a great opening track, up there with Nightmare Park best work.
The second track is “Kuroi Ebae”- and this feels a little more active & busy than the first 'wall'. It’s built around a more rapid line of crisply jittering patter-nation, that’s blended with this pelting rain like hazed judder. Where the first track most certainly felt like some creepy & unsettling is going on indoors, this feels more outdoor paced, or maybe in an abandoned old building- as chilled autumn rain hammers your bare flesh as you furtively make your way along. The ‘creep’ factor is much more subtle & buried on this track- but it’s most certainly still there. On the first few plays through this track didn't grab me as much, but over time it has grown on me somewhat- though it still doesn’t beat the opener.
If you enjoy stark, more atmospheric, and at times fairly chilling takes on walled noise I’d certainly say you need to pick-up Tojikome Raremashita- and I very much look forward to hearing what this project offers up next.Roger Batty