Monday, April 27, 2015

REVIEW-WET NURSE-LACRIMOSA-CASSETTE-UK TOUR EDITION

WET NURSE-LACRIMOSA-CASSETTE-UK TOUR EDITION
SELF RELEASED
POWER ELECTRONCS/DEATH INDUSTRIAL/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH INSERT.HAND WRITTEN
TRACK LIST AND INFO.INCLUDES A BLOODSTAINED LYRIC
SHEET AND A RAZOR BLADE STAINED WITH PAUL'S BLOOD.
ON WHITE CASSETTE WITH NO LABELS.STRICTLY LIMITED
TO 30 COPIES.MASTERED BY: JOHN STILLINGS AT STEEL
HOOK AUDIO.OFFICIAL CD RELEASE AVAILABLE FROM:
ANNIHILVS POWER ELECTRONICS.
WET NURSE IS:
PAUL K.



SIDE A.)
I.) LACRIMOSA (SEVEN SISTERS) / II.) CHASTITY /
III.) HER SCARS BECAME ORNAMENTS OF MY DESIRE:

We begin with the title track which comes across like an extended
intro.Nearly four minutes of misery that takes us into the disturbed
alleys of a sick mind opening with low drones and a mournful piano
melody.Pulsing synths open the doors for despondent vocals that come
as painful grunts.Semi-distorted loops rise from beneath as semi-clean
guitars laced in effects add another layer of sadness to blend in with
the self-loathing tones that spill into the room like a river of tears.
Additional layering is applied to the vocals in deep tones that sound
like a gathering of traumatic memories as they are forcefully re-lived.
A few last piano measures are played until we spiral further down into
"Chastity." The next two tracks linger within the 6 to 7 minute range.
The first being a woeful piece that opens with ringing feedback.Soon
this gives way to distorted bass dirges that drone on and hum.Screamed
vocals ran through a heavy amount of filters fill the air.Similar to the
vocal effects used by IRM.Vibrating rants that will drain any hope from
your body and leave you a useless shell.Static and noise struggle for
dominance in the distance but the depression is too thick to be conquered.
WET NURSE has a great ability to use non-conventional instruments (In terms
of a noise release) and apply them with constraint to really add to the 
compositions without ever distracting from them.Screeching guitar feedback
and warped electronics swirl over scraped strings and disorienting synths.
This truly sounds miserable in every way."Her Scars Became Ornaments of My
Desire" opens with similar string scraping and guitars ran through rotary
effects along rhythmic bursts of electronic noise crafted with a heavy hand
on the cut-off switch.Screamed and spoken vocals in malevolent tones force
and demand your attention as seething drones crawl and writhe beneath.This
track is like a narration of a rape in progress.Layers build along with
momentum as the vocals become fiercer as rage fuels black flames of disgust
and contempt.Scornfull and bitter.Harsh and high end noise points it's fingers
in accusation as WET NURSE tells it like it is.If you're into stuff like REGOSPHERE,
NAVICON TORTURE TECHNOLOGIES, HUMAN LARVAE, Etc then this is something you need to
check out.A vile release that seems to get better with each track.Haunting clean
guitars add additional layers of unease towards the end as glitching bouts of noise
finish off the A side...If the B side is anything like what I've just experienced then
this will be a solid release.

SIDE B.)
IV.) VALE OF TEARS / V.) MEANING AND PURPOSE /
VI.) KILLING HILLARY / VII.) ANTICIPATING EVENTS
THAT WILL NEVER OCCUR / VIII.) SEWING SHUT THE CAVITY:

As if we weren't down enough, side B amps up the despondency and opens with creeping
violins that rise over deep drones.Rough, semi-spoken vocals and scrapping guitars
inject us with an overdose of dread in an attempt to force the tears to climb to the
corners of your eyes.Dizzying synth drones rise and fall like a seasick stomach as
some of the most hopeless lyrics I've heard in a while are recited by a voice drenched
in regret.It sounds like WET NURSE despises life more than whatever the most "kvlt" D.S.B.M. 
artist the kids are praising these days.Rhythmic static and other slight touches can be found
buried beneath until they are swallowed whole by experimenting and fuckery on synths and guitars.
"Meaning and Purpose" honestly took a toll on me.Warped noise and cello-like drones drift out and
expand as feedback rings and dies...All the while a sample of a 9-11 call reporting a suicide 
witnessed by the "victims" family plays out over the piece.My wife's brother commited suicide via
gun to the head a couple years ago so I must admit this one hit close to home and was an emotional
experience but anything that makes you feel something on a level this deep is music done right.No
one ever said it had to be pleasant."Killing Hillary" is the best track on this record in my opinion.
This one is just perfect.Dark ambiance brings the feeling of an approaching wave of darkness.Something
rustles in the distance and then pulsating electronics and screams wrapped in fury are shoved in your
face and demand your attention.WET NURSE has something to say and you're going to listen.Additional
vocal layers growl beneath as dark piano melodies appear and vanish.At around seven and a half minutes
this is the longest track on the album.The lyrics are brilliant and the delivery is perfect for the piece.
Paul K. sounds like a man who has been totally broken, yet has crawled unto his soapbox despite agony and
torment to stand illuminated in the darkness and shine like a beacon of rage.A fractured candle that still
manages to burn his enemies and torch their remains.There is an urgency and worth to his phrases that draws
you in as his somber sounds lull you into a reverent state of contemplation.WET NURSE is like a mirror and
despite how ugly the reflection...You can't seem to turn away.Crumbling static and decayed drones persist
as strange noises come like carrion to rend your flesh from bone."Anticipating Events that will Never Occur"
is a dripping mass of wet sounds and cavernous liquids raining down upon flowing electronics that induce
anxiety and unease.The vocals here seem angrier somehow.Thick synths rush out like oceanic waves and slowly
retreat in a repeating cycle.Frequencies are transmitted in rhythms that march on like time rapidly coming
to an end.Midway through the undertones replace the overtones as their former place of occupation is filled
with brooding ambiance that almost seems to put a chill in the air.Minimal bass drums and snares create an
inhuman pace that makes the track seem even colder as the vocals become spoken poems of sarcasm and dread.
Sewage and a heart monitor flatlining takes us to the final track."Sewing Shut the Cavity" opens with well
placed feedback and deep synth drones.Lead guitars wrapped in fuzzy distortion screech and raspy screams
covered in reverb and delay echo in the air.The vocals have a very D.S.B.M. sound and are quite different
from the rest of the album.Humming synths resonate creating a similar vibe to some of Wrest's work with
LEVIATHAN and LURKER OF CHALICE but with a strong Power Electronics aesthetic.As before the compositional
skills of Paul K. are in full bloom.Everything knows it's place and acts accordingly.A lot of times when
an artist attempts to add guitars to a noise oriented release it ends up sounding like a mess that seems
like more of an afterthought, but luckily that is not the case with Lacrimosa or any of the previous WET
NURSE releases.Here however, it seems like Paul K. has perfected his craft.

THIS IS THE BEST RELEASE WET NURSE HAS PUT OUT TO DATE.IF YOU'RE A FAN YOU WILL 
SEE THAT ALL OF THE KEY ELEMENTS THAT MAKES UP THE WET NURSE SOUND ARE INTACT.
IF YOU'RE NEW TO THE PROJECT THEN THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO START.KEEP AN EYE
OUT FOR THE CD VERSION COMING SOON FROM ANNIHILVS:

9/10
-ABATTOIR-


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