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Cory Aideen - Help Me Help Me Please [Self release - 2021]

Help Me Help Me Please is a rather appealing slice of rumbling rub 'n' jittering static bound wall craft from Springfield based Cory Aideen (Root Cellar, Monolithic Torment, and Submachine gun).  The release appears as a self-release name-your-price digital download, and it’s another wonderful realized and entrancing example of textural noise making from Aideen.

The cover artwork basically looks like a piece of battered and crumpled paper, with the release title handwritten on it, and Aideen’s name in typewriter text in the bottom half. This nicely gives the whole a feeling of ambiguous emotional distress, and the noise itself nicely leanings into this too.

The track is simply called “…” and it runs for just shy of the forty-four-minute mark. The 'wall' is built around a relatively rapid blend of constantly rubbing-yet-enclosing low end, slicing 'n' popping jitters, and snapping ‘n’ sliding sub-tones. Together these elements create a detailed and busy ‘wall’, which has a nicely fleeting and subtle shifting quality to its flow, though as any ‘wall- head’ knows whether these ‘shifts’ are actually occurring is always open for debate.  Aideen has also managed to imbed the ‘wall’ with a feeling of both darting manic-ness and appealing choppiness- and if you fully drift into it you’ll find some wonderful rewarding micro details in the tracks tight and nervy weave.

I’m guessing due to releasing this under her own name, that this ‘wall’ is a lot more personal in its focus, and there is defiantly a feeling of jittering nerviness and anxiety to the whole thing. Yet at the same time, this is very much part of its appeal too, as there’s a feeling of safeness and edgy wonder within this structure.

Help Me Help Me Please once again shows Aideen in fine, fine form- creating an appealing and detailed ‘wall’ that could easily be played on loop. If you’d like to check out the release, head over to her Bandcamp page here

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Roger Batty
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