CD HMS 003
reviewed by Keith Moline
Another month, another record featuring Loren Chasse, Jewelled Antler
mainstay and possibly the most prolific musician alive. Mud Wall is
his third collaboration with Jim Haynes (sound artist and Wire contributor),
and like last years The Glass Sponge, is utterly captivating.
The dominant textures are droning emanations from deeply resonant
scraped metals, layered and treated to the point where the music resemble
the slow inhalation and exhalation of the entire ecosystem. Its
darker and more forbidding than their previous work, which was more
suggestive of the prehistoric ocean depths implied by the duos
name. Here, its as if the vibrations adn resonances from heavy
industry are being captured by contact mics at the Earths core.