Friday, October 9, 2015

REVIEW - SOCK SWAP - SHEER BLACK FACELESS EXCHANGE - CASSETTE - C20

SOCK SWAP - SHEER BLACK FACELESS EXCHANGE - CASSETTE - C20
SIGNORA WARD RECORDS/WARD009
HARSH NOISE/EXPERIMENTAL SOUNDSCAPES
TRANSPARENT C20 IN SPECIAL VINTAGE NYLON SOCK
PACKAGING INCLUDING NYLON SOCK AND FEET PICS
INSERT. LIMITED TO 50 COPIES.
SOCK SWAP IS:
NORA EGLOFF (SPITEFUL WOMB)
SCOTT KINDBERG (SHE WALKS CROOKED)


SIDE A.) A SECRET OF POVERTY:
Low sub-bass rumblings and hissing noise create an eerie backdrop
to Nora Egloff's raspy whispers. Dreadful soundscapes bleed out
forming uneasy atmospheres.Buzzing electronics flow as screaming
feedback resonates invoking discomfort and daydreams.Nora sounds like
a devious little devil on your shoulder urging you to commit perverse
and atrocious acts. Shifting and sinister electronics fill the air with
a dreamy haze. The overall recording quality is raw and lo-fi with an
"Experimental Noise" type of feel to it. Whispered mantras repeat on
and on as if Egloff is trying to brainwash the listener into believing 
the toxic sermons she is spitting their way. Churning sub-bass movements 
come in sludgy segments...The type of stuff that leaves your stomach turning 
in an anxious, cyclic war against yourself. Kindberg and Egloff have definitely 
conjured up a strange aural nightmare with this one.Twisted tones for fucked 
up individuals. A ten minute stay in the mouth of madness.

SIDE B.) A SECRET OF LUST:
Further secrets are revealed on the B side. Arcane transmissions are
illuminated as rustling noise and object abuse alert us to something
moving in the shadows. Chaotic clattering and pulsating bass synths
take us into deep, throbbing drones that lift the veil between truth
and what is normally perceived.The vocals are filtered through delay
and reverb and come as long, drawn out whispers that float and linger.
Nora plays the roll of the seer, weaving secrets through strands of
low-end synths that flow like a black river until they drop off into
a long descent into cavernous depths.Dark regions filled with warped 
electronics, whitewater static rapids, corroded bass textures and 
distant shrieks. High end chirps and feedback sing like misplaced 
songbirds above a swirling vortex to the underworld. A simple formula,
But one that is very effective. Not at all what I'd expected to hear
with this one...But I'm not complaining.

DON'T LET THE NAME FOOL YOU. THIS IS PRETTY DARK STUFF. TWO GREAT
ARTISTS JOINED TOGETHER ON THIS ONE. DEFINITELY WORTH CHECKING OUT:
7/10
-ABATTOIR-

https://signorawardrecords.bandcamp.com/
signoraward@gmail.com

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