Thursday, 14 November 2019

Nacht Und Nebel #1 - Stranglehold.

Nacht Und Nebel – Stranglehold. 3” CDR – Self Released – 2019.

     1.    Stranglehold.

Nacht Und Nebel is a Nottingham based noise project that has been actively releasing and playing live since around 2011. There have been many self-released tapes and releases on other labels including Strange Rules, Nunwsp, Feral Tapes and KIKS/Girlfriend as well as live performances with Blackcloudsummoner, Ramleh, Vomir and Culver amongst many others.

I have many releases by this project as I have been a fan for a long time, seen many live performances and I have never been disappointed. I may have more releases by Nacht Und Nebel than any other project, if not it is one of my most collected. All sounds are sourced from a Cello which makes for original noise.

Stranglehold begins as if there is some serious discordant Cello abuse happening - almost a broken line or riff of some form. This breaks down into kind of broken Industrial landscape as if there is some alternate string plucking that becomes a rhythmic pulsing until it fractures towards disintegration. As things rebuild it is electronic sounds that must have once been Cello until processed beyond recognition, these are mixed with more recognizable Cello sounds. Stranglehold intensifies it’s sound to a more Noise/PE territory as the Cello appears to be screaming at one point, it is as if the sound is literally strangled at one point, it rises only to be strangled again.

I am as you now know a big fan of the 3”CDR format and Nacht Und Nebel, this suits the project well as opposed to the tape format often used. This warped soundscape is great, almost psychedelic in parts and Harsh in others. Keep an eye on this project as it is continually impresses and buy this excellent recording.

Nevis Kretini 2019.

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