Monday, June 1, 2020
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Artist: This Is What I Hear When You Talk
Title: Death Pit
Format: 3" MiniCD
Label: Inner Demons Records
Rated: *****
This Is What I Hear When You Talk is the harsh noise wall project of Inner Demons head Dan Fox. His pedigree has long been established, so let’s get right into the music. We kick off with “Death Pit I,” which is a rumbling wall of machine-like noise. Overall, you get the sense that you are in a factory with many machines running, but not quite in unison. These machines have been running for so long that they have begun to deteriorate and the whole thing is running just a bit off center. What keeps this interesting to me is the fact that it is not the typical wall of static noise, but rather a shifting wall that resists finding a consistent beat. On to the next disc, we have “Death Pit II,” which heads more into static wall territory. Heavy bass rumble mixed with bits of high-pitched noise give the feel of listening to someone using an angle grinder from the other side of a wind tunnel. It is not completely repetitive, but lacks the hypnotic quality of “Death Pit I.” Overall, if you like your noise with a lot of heavy bass, you’ll want to spend some time in the Death Pit. This set weighs in at 46 minutes.