VOMIR – recouvre la merde (en trois mouvements) CD Out Now!
VOMIR – recouvre la merde (en trois mouvements) CD (4iB 008):
1. recouvre la merde (mouvement un) (17:04)
2. recouvre la merde (mouvement deux) (20:53)
3. recouvre la merde (mouvement trois) (34:47)
– CD in Jewel Case
– 8 page Booklet (Note: Discretion is Advised)
– Individually Numbered
– Limited Edition 250 Copies
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VOMIR – recouvre la merde
“recouvre la merde” or to loosely translate, “Cover the Shit” embodies the dark and sick humour of French ‘troubadour’ of Harsh Noise Wall, VOMIR. In this 3-parter, Romain Perrot unleashes a no-nonsensical torrent of unyielding wall-of-noise-harshness through 3 brain-convulsing tracks delivered in one long continuous movement. Guttural avalanche of sonic boom deluges upon the listener as the 3 long textural pieces of unpleasant roar harangue the listener into psychotic submission. The grinding movement of each abysmal track succumbs the listener into a state of sonic claustrophobia through its absolutely unique monolithic tonal amplification, all streaming seamlessly as one complete orchestral symphony.
Other than copious abuse of the aural senses, the album is also visually disturbing due to the vivid reference to coprophagia. This is attributed to the creative design work of imagenumérique’s™ Felix Rosier’s innovative art direction combining photography and installation art, and a crazed mind.
“recouvre la merde” completes the entire Perrot experience by staying true to Romain’s consistent classification of the term ‘ultra shit folk’. This album clearly asserts Perrot’s psychological position about the sad state of the world we live in, reinforcing his statement (in more ways than one): “We all eat shit everyday, women more than men. The shit is everywhere. Now it’s time to overlay all this shit, and noise is one way to do it”!
REVIEW BY MUSIQUE MACHINE (Roger Batty)
Recouvre La Merde (En Trois Mouvements) is the latest of the larger pressing titles from Frances king Of Walled noise. And fitting it’s title( roughly translated The Shit covers (In Three Movements)), this CD offers up single seventy two minute track- which has three defined changes along it’s crude & all engulfing wall-craft unfold.
The CD comes in an edition of 250 copies. It comes in a jewel case, which takes in a eight page colour booklet(featuring a mixture of pictures of abstract placed & sheeted items, and people shitting in other peoples faces/mouths). The set also comes with a number sticker- so you know which number out of 250 you have.
The track featured here comes in at 72.45 minute mark, and as mentioned above the ‘wall’ features three shifts in its unforgiving pummelling dense-ness (these are subtitled movement one-to-three). The sleeve seems to indicate the points where textural shifts happen, but to my ears only the first one happens when indicated…
The first selection of the ‘wall’ runs between the start of the track & 17.04 mark- for this section you get a rapid mix of endless showering & rushing static that is fed out into a endless downpour of sound. There are no real distinctive patterns or shapes to grab onto here, with the textures following a fairly narrow tonal range between galloping low-end & pelting mid-range. The first few times I played this track, I felt a little underwhelmed by the lack of rewarding textures/ patterns in the rush of sound in this first part, but now I do quite enjoy the rushing grey-on-grey nihilism of it all.
So from 17.05 to 37.57 we have the next shift, and this finds Vomir reducing down the wall by a layer or two. For this section we a have a mix of churning machine like low-end pummelling, which is played over by rushing ‘n’ slightly spluttering low-to-mid range static juddering. Where the first part seemed all engulfing & overtaking in it’s attack, this part feels tighter & more condensed in it’s attack…yet of course the whole thing is still extremely dense & inescapable.
From 37.59 to the 72.45 we get a mixture of descending juddering mid-range, which is underfed by battering & rapid rain storm like hammering texture. This section of the track is a lot more defined & crisp in it’s attack( I’d say there is another layer or two of noise here too). This section takes you out of the tight & condensed feel of the second section into a more lashing & primal feel. This ‘wall’ seems to get even more intense ‘n’ battering in it’s last ten or so mintues….but I’m not sure if this is really happening, or my mind is just trying to finding ways out of the intensity of it all
One would imagine that over the years Vomir’s take on the walled noise sound would possible eased back, or mellowed down a bit, but Recouvre La Merde (En Trois Mouvements) finds him pushing his walled noise craft into even more into the red. This certainly isn’t the most instant or texturally rewarding Vomir release, but it’s defiantly one of the most intense.
REVIEW BY THANATISCHE MANIFESTATIONEN
In the world of Noise and (Post) Industrial, there seems to be no sub-genre that conjures up more controversy than Harsh Noise Wall (or HNW, in short). Fanatically adored by some and downright despised by many in a highly verbal way, this form of mostly static and deep, crunching noise is certain to provoke at least some kind of reaction. Within the field of HNW, one of the few projects that surpasses most others in terms of recognition (and supposedly relevance) is Vomir. In about 10 years of activity, HNW veteran Romain “Roro” Perrot has done 228 releases (according to Discogs) under this moniker – tendency growing!
“Recouvre la Merde (en trois Mouvements)” is a full-length album (and with a running-time of 72 minutes, this classification is to be taken literally) which was recorded live in 2013 and released by 4iB Records from Singapore in 2014. First of all, this professionally pressed and manufactured CD looks great. The cryptical (and probably symbolical) cover art is accompanied by juicy pictures of women defecating into each others’ mouths and similar Scat imagery, as well as pictures of Romain playing live with plastic bags wrapped around his head. Furthermore, 4iB included a small sticker stating the limitation number.
Despite the fact that “Recouvre la Merde (en trois Mouvements)” is basically one long track, it is separated into three stages of development or movements, as the title implies. Vomir’s compositions are deep and layered. Naturally, the static nature of his usual sounds is maintained (it is Harsh Noise WALL, after all), but there is the constant feeling of movement and things happening beneath the surface. Crunchy and ripe rumbles, lengthy distortions and and an almost peculiar form of depth allow the attentive ear to delve into the soundscapes and be sucked into them.
Whereas the first movement starts out as somewhat mid-ranged and flatter than the others, the second movement appears a good deal more multi-faceted and deep. A crunchy and sharp tone with a lot of brooding elements stretches out for a healthy amount of time until the third movement (or variation?) kicks in. This is by far the most interesting one. Forceful and aggressive distortion, deep, wolfish frequencies define this final part, which is also, by far, the longest. The little details are always present and not too drowned in the ripping main sounds, so that they can do their task and stop “Recouvre la Merde” from becoming monotonous or even boring.
“Recouvre la Merde” by Vomir is a good album that avoids most flaws that make the work of other artists uninteresting. Offering much more than default HNW, this full-length may not be able to convert those who hate the genre, but definitely shows why Romain is still one of the leading figures in the game. Also, the pressed CD format and great artwork are a huge plus.
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