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Niili - Second Anxiety Crisis [Self release - 2021]

Second Anxiety Crisis is a nervy ‘n’ nasty example of tautly tense walled noise form from Brazilian project Niili. The release comes in the form of a self-released digital download, which takes in a single around forty-minute track.

The cover features a badly coloured in/ squiggled on drawing of Goofy- with the backing of a valium prescript box. So not high art/ or hugely creative, but it works for the sonics within. The release is topped off with the quote ‘It’s Not Something I’m Proud Of’.

As far as I can gather the Niili project started around the year 2017- they’ve only released a hand full of physical releases, and these largely seem to be splits. But on their bandcamp here - they have put well over 100 plus digital releases. I recall hearing the projects name in the past, but I believe this is my first taster of their work- and for crude and urgent walled noise, this is not bad.

The single/ self-titled track on offer here hits at spot the forty-one-minute mark. The ‘wall’ here is built around a constantly jumping -to- jittering blend of rapid static bat ‘n’ ball. The textures utilized come in the form of teaming rips, crisp hacks, and cascading clutters- these are fed out in a hazed, crude, yet rapid manner. As one progresses through the track, it feels like at points the ‘walls’ starting to breakdown/ falter in places- but after stopping off at various points along with ‘wall’ on closer listens, it’s clear the whole thing is decidedly fixed and firm, though of course damn nervy in its attack.

It’s great to see another Brazilian wall noise project in operation- as the only other I can think of is Carrion Black Pit, which is as far as I know on permanent hiatus. Second Anxiety Crisis certainly is a worthy wall release, with the track creating nice effectively audio tricks, the deeper you get into it. So, I’ll certainly check out more of  Niili's work.

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Roger Batty
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