Sunday, June 25, 2017

REVIEW - HOGGLE - THE CLEANERS - 7-INCH - LATHE CUT VINYL

HOGGLE - THE CLEANERS - 7-INCH - LATHE CUT VINYL
HAIR ON MY FOOD TAPES/HOMFR002/FOREVER ESCAPING BOREDOM/FEB-086
HARSH NOISE WALL/HARSH NOISE/HNW
TRANSPARENT VINYL WITH A/B STICKERS.
COMES IN DUST-JACKET/7-INCH COVER/PLASTIC SLEEVE.
HOGGLE IS:
JOE THE STACHE


SIDE A: I.) TERROR IS THE FIRST REACTION/SIDE B: II.) A NARROW ESCAPE FINDS A NEW PATH:

HOGGLE is the HNW project of Hair On My Food (And several other) 
label curator: Joe The Stache, Who's nickname is a reference to
his well groomed mustache. (R.I.P.) If you haven't put it together
yet, HOGGLE is a project themed solely around the 1980's film LABYRINTH.
The project is named after one of the films main characters, An imp-like,
Goblin-esque elderly fellow who accompanies the female lead on her adventures
in a bizarre Alice In Wonderland/Never-ending Story type fantasy world. Each
release by the HNW hoggle is themed around a specific scene/event in the film,
This particular release centered around the infamous "Cleaners" scene where the
characters barely escape certain death in a small underground tunnel via razor-
laden machines called "The Cleaners." Track one, "Terror Is The First Reaction"
Opens with samples familiar to any who've seen the film taken from the appropriate
scene. Following this we are absolutely pummeled with some of the strongest Harsh
Noise Wall material I've heard in 2017. To put it simply, HOGGLE sounds immense.
The artist has truly captured the claustrophobic, Smothering terror that one felt
watching the movie as a child. Suspense is mostly discarded and replaced with raw
tension. Now this is a 7-inch release so the walls present don't have nearly as
much time to expand and engulf as in a typical HNW format, But given the quick
and heart racing nature of the part of cinema we are dealing with, This is absolutely
fitting. Perhaps one of the most well executed and comprehend-able HNW style tributes
my ears have heard. Rusty, Rough edged, Jagged and hostile. The spiritless mechanization
of destruction that inspired these two pieces are extremely well represented. Track two,
"A Narrow Escape Finds A New Path," Differs slightly from the roaring furnace waves and
strange buried samples of track one. Both walls we're created using original audio from
the scene as source material. Side B follows the same path as the former, But here after
initial samples we go into a maelstrom of vacuous ripping/tearing distortion. An avalanche
of caustic junk and protruding barbs. Furiouser and furiouser. Both tracks offer a titanic
onslaught to the senses. Crank this loud and let the roar of the world fade into one of
greater power.

IMPRESSIVE STRENGTH. CAREFUL DETAIL WAS OBVIOUSLY PAYED TO THE CRAFTING OF
BOTH SIDES. A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SLAB OF HNW GRADE HOSTILITY:

10/10
-ABATTOIR-  

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