This Is What I Hear When You Talk is the harsh noise wall project of Dan Fox, the man behind the Inner Demons label. He has been pretty busy lately with this project as of late, and much of it is topical and timely. Let’s see what this one is like.
Disc 1 is titled "I." Heavy, low end rumble mixed with crunchy static. Bits of whistling feedback are buried underneath the noise, but so faint that I had to stop the music to see if it was part of the music or if something was happening outside. This is subtle in movement, but it does shift and change, even as the rumbling static remains similar. Nice to kick back and relax to (if you like noise, you know what I'm talking about). It's almost peaceful, despite its title.
Disc 2 ("II") keeps the same rumbling theme going, with a lot of underlying scraping and crunchy static. This is a lot more variety in texture than a lot of the other TIWIHWYT stuff that I have heard. In much the same way that a good artist can create a wide variety of shading with an ordinary pencil, Fox manages to create a nice palette of textures with static. Like disc 1, it's subtle, but not too subtle.
If you like your walls of noise crunchy and heavy on the bass, this will be 44 minutes well spent.