четверг, 25 февраля 2016 г.

Review for split Segment Aura / Light Collapse

This split CDR offers up four slices of brutalizing & battering walled noise from these two Russian based HNW projects. Each project offers up two tracks a piece, and each of these last between nine to twenty one minute mark.
The release appeared in early 2015 on Heart Shaped Box Prod- which is the label of Vitaly Maklakov(who’s behind the Light Collapse Project). Both the CDR, and sleeve artwork feature arty paint splattered & colour washed hand made artwork. The  theme of the release is the  several planets that are similar to Earth, with all the tracks using the names of said planets as their titles.
Opening up the release we have the two Segment Aura tracks, and first of these is "Gliese 581 C". The track comes in at just shy of the sixteen minute mark, and is a dense, bothersome and fairly fixed affair. The ‘wall’ consists of the following elements: a deep ‘n’ descending billowing  rumble, a slightly sputtering yet semi crisp jitter, and a  buzzing almost harmonic buzzing vibration- that flits in & out of the track. Fitting this release theme this tracks sounds like the size of a planet, and its fixed circling feel adds to that feeling.  The second Segment Aura comes in the form of "Gliese 581 D", and this comes in at just over the twelve minute mark. This track is a more urgent & edgy affair and is built around three or four layers of taut cable crackle, hiss and pop. These elements are fed out into a jumpy yet thick matt of noise, and once again the setting here is fairly firm, though you do get some nice yet subtle patter-nation happening from time to time.  Of the two tracks I say this second is my favourite, as it really hooks me in with its nervy yet dense feel.
Moving onto the Light Collapse tracks, and first up we have "Gliese 667C F"- this is shortest track here at the 9.49 mark. The ‘wall’ is built around a weave of dense  yet continually shredding juddering- and underneath this mass of noise I’m sure I can make out dragged out semi harmonic bell like drones.  The second  Light Collapse, comes in the form of the under twenty two minute of  "HD 85512 B". This ‘wall’ is built around a thick & continually shower of descending judders- the whole thing sounds like a distorted & slightly slowed down field recording of a rain storm recording in a corrugated walk way. The ‘wall’ sounds like it’s built around say three or four layers of judder and each of these are focused in on a fairly similar lower-to-mid tonal range- together they create this bleak yet extremely dense roaring washing vibe. Of the two tracks, I’d once again say the second track is my favourite as it’s rather appealing in its thick battering grimness.

As splits go this isn’t too bad, with both parties each offering up two fairly different sounding ‘walls’ , which  often sonically  hint towards the planet theme of the release.

3/5 (Roger Batty)

Musique Machine

воскресенье, 8 февраля 2015 г.


This album is dedicated to several planets similar to Earth. 88th release. It is symbolic. The digits represent infinity. In this case, the double infinity.
Unique handmade design.
pro-CDR. Only 20 copies.
Этот альбом посвящен нескольким планетам, похожим по своему типу на Землю. 88-ой релиз. Это символично. Эти цифры означают бесконечность. В данном случае, дважды бесконечность.
Уникальный дизайн ручной работы.
pro-CDR. Только 20 копий.

HEART SHAPED BOX Production - http://heartshapedboxprod.blogspot.ru/

"Blue Velvet" series: SEGMENT AURA - Out now!!!

Segment Aura's contribution to the "Blue Velvet" series is a serious audio destroyer, crafted from samples of the film's audio and built into three towering compositions of crumbling, incredibly bass-heavy death static.  The tones used throughout the three pieces are incredibly disorienting; at times the intensity of them makes it feel like your brain is in a vice, getting squeezed out through your ears (in the best possible way.)  Seriously deep, cavernous, horrific HNW, the film's incredible psychic violence writ into audio.  Just fucking massive!
Packaged in a fold-over cover in a clear plastic bag, in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.

ALTAR OF WASTE Records - http://altarofwasterecords.blogspot.ru

вторник, 1 октября 2013 г.

Review for "Libido" by White Noise Dada web zine

"Segment Aura" is the truly nasty and unforgiving HNW project of Russia based noise head anonymous artist. Like most HNW projects there’s an obsession linked to the project, and S.A. obsession is various forms of simplicity, austerity and immobility. Clearly with a title like “Libido” your expecting nothing exciting, motivator or optimistic and these 60 minutes certainly mangers all of those words in spades. The stark black & white front sleeve picture features an assortment of various knifes or possible bullets ( it’s difficult to tell which as the covers so murky). And inside the sleeve is white text on pitch black backing; with just the projects name, the releases title being listed along with the words “Act I” all of which nicely sets you up for the barren and painful sonic bleakness inside. But nothing better to relax the mind and make it blank, to listen to SA, the leading exponent of STATIC NOISE I've heard in a long time, but compared to many other bands of harsh noise wall. However, the two bonus tracks role radically changed, and instead of being a hard wall and petrified, becomes a dusty AMBIENT NOISE WALL which decays only when touched. Not all HNW sounds like and not all people have the same ability to do so, the slightest changes, the tiny textures, you have to know where and when to place, so that the listener can feel something in the supposed "noise". Good job of course.

White Noise Dada