Acts - Hidden [Imploding Sounds - 2021]
Acts is a new US wall-noise project that’s supposable focusing on the suicidal/ depressively themed side of the genre. Hidden is a just over forty-eight-minute wall, which is certainly tight ‘n’ taut- though I’m not sure if it feels very suicidal/ grim- as at the centre of the track we have this mid-range juddering tone, which feels anything but bleak/ hopeless.
This is a digital download release on Seattle Washington based Imploding Sound. The cover artwork is a very simplistic/ basic affair, taking in the projects name in stretched BM like texts and the release title in a rather run of a mill text, set against a deep blood red splattered backdrop. If you’d like to check out this release for yourself, head here
As far as I can gather the project started August this year-releasing three previous DL's on the same label, they are from the US, and are rather mysterious. I can certainly say the ‘wall’ on offer here is fairly entrancing in its intent, and the three or four times I’ve played it- I was held for its full 48.20 run. The thing is, to me, it doesn’t sound even remotely suicidal or bleak, having a more persistently urgent feel- so I’m wondering if this is meant as some sort of a parody suicidal themed walled noise?!...
Anyway, the ‘wall’ is built around a set and fairly rapid low-end ripple/ rumble, a mid-ranged juddering tone, and some lightly skipping static grain detail. These elements are fed together in tight and taut flow, which feels both nervy and agitate, though at the same time quite muddy and crude. As a wall noise track, the blend of tones and their feel is fairly distinctive, though as I said not really depressive or grim.
It’s always nice to see new wall acts appearing on the scene, and Hidden is a good enough opening shot from the project. Just don’t go into this expecting troubling and bleak wall craft, or blunt/ depressive wall weighty- as what we have is more urgent and slightly wired. Roger Batty