Extreme Chafing ‎– Temporary Relief

Muzikaal Kabaal ‎– Muka-020
CDr, Album, Limited Edition


1 Temporary Relief


All noise by Joe the Stache.
Limited edition of 18 numbered copies.


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May 19, 2012
From Musique Machine:

“Temporary Relief” is an active, layered, at times haunting & at other times damn brutal slice of rewarding HNW. Extreme Chafing is another project from Santa Fe US based Joe The Stache- whose behind HNW project Hoggle, HNW/Harsh noise project Pig Shrapnel, and also runs the noise tape label Hair on My Food Tapes & Records.

This is the 5th release from this project which started in mid 2011, and this release comes in the form of a CDR. The single self titled track on offer here comes in at 46.16 mark, and it’s a great example of shifting & captivating walled noise. The track starts out very dense ‘n’ thick in it’s attack with a mulit layered mixture of closely kitted rip ‘n’ roaring textural thickness- this mid to lower tone attack batters and rages around your ears like a slow monition avalanche. The battering yet subtle shifting thickness is from time to time underfed by this distant, haunting & sorrowful harmonic billow trail, which you seemingly are never able to full grasp….it sounds something akin to music drifting in the wind from miles away across a barren plain.

As the track progresses Joe sends out a steady ‘n’ battering terrain of ripping, roaring, juddering & billow noise- these tones stay pretty much in the same mid to lower toned area as the start of the track. The ‘wall’ remains mostly fairly thick ‘n’ dense through-out it’s near on forty seven minutes attack. And it also keeps it’s sonic avalanche like vibe meaning your forever feeling like your getting buried deeper & deeper in the sound. Also as the track progress Joe thins back the layers from time to time, or he slows the pace slightly, yet he never fully thins out or slows completely to AWN, through it does come very close at times.

All told this release offers up an wonderfully shifting, textural detailed, and atmospheric piece of active HNW that has a sombre & sad heart deep with-in it’s brutal churning folds.

Rating: 4 out of 5
Roger Batty