Gerritt & John Wiese - The Disappearing Act Ep [Misanthropic Agenda - 2006]This new collaboration between Mr Wiese and Gerrit does exactly as its titles suggest, it literal disappears. A surprising turn of events for a noise release really, but this is all about balancing of silence and noise and the build up and down of both elements. To brain melting, body disorientating effect.
The first track slams in with a blur of noise attack, traces of what could have once been snthy tones appear, gargles of snatched sound elements, whipping static banks of sound. Then it drops, into what sounds like amplified rain falling of a tin roof times a 100 , before static tones start to grow in the back ground, and then we’re hit by deck moving and tide washing in crackle- then the track ends.
The second track is even more intense- cut up sound particle and oceanic roar tumble towards you. Elements of structure and sense appearing every now and then, towards the end stretched and wobbled distorted Synth tones appeared before the track dies. Then the third track starts in Silence, leaving the poor listener wondering what’s happen? , has your audio equipment finally give up, from all the abuse. But within a minute or so sound is just recognisable, a barely heard sinister settling tone- like the spirit of sound left to haunt, very quiet but it’s there- your ears aching to make out more details. As the seconds tick by, it becomes louder, little wisp of distance engine acceleration, the pitch develops into more pronounced sound. The feeling of anticipation is presses down on you , it just keeps slowly building and building like a rocket getting ready to take off. Then enters growing sinister spacey tones, as the sound starts to reach the boil point, with great long arches of sound pitch, coming to almost unbearable heights. Leaving you pined to your chair, and then it just stops
A brilliant example of audio terrorism and mess- with -your -head sound art, turning yet more angles and possibilities from noise. To buy direct- rocket over here.Roger Batty