Regosphere/Vexations – Split C30

30 January 2012 tankakern No Comment

Regosphere / Vexations – Split C30

Horse Worship

Regosphere is a name that is constantly gaining momentum in the noise scene. With dense and apprehensive death industrial work and harshness that is never overdone, the self coined term of “anxiety electronics” is a considerably accurate one. Vexations is a project that I’m not particularly familiar with but this project’s side is an excellent pairing with Regosphere’s sounds.

The Regosphere side, titled “Heat Lightning (Waiting For Blood To Boil), is a constant buildup of anxious atmospheres and weird synth sounds. Industrial loops push the track forward to its crunching, harsh noise finale. The sound here is strangely warm but still quite hostile; the enveloping nature of it all creates an atmosphere of discomfort and uneasiness. The loops eventually devolve into clanking industrial sections that then devolve into straight harsh noise but the track as a whole is very detailed and composition oriented. One can get lost in the atmosphere or pick out the individual sounds; they all play of one another excellently.

The Vexations side consists of a more melodic, dronelike sound. A synth loop dominates the track and almost sounds like The Knife gone straight experimental. The tones are heavy and wash between clean and distorted but overall are very subdued and drone oriented. Entrancing tone patterns are backed by bassy rumbles and provides a great juxtaposition to the Regosphere side.

These artists are very well paired, making this split an essential one for fans of Regosphere and otherwise.


Composition: ★★★½☆
Sounds: ★★★½☆
Production Quality: ★★★½☆
Concept: ★★★☆☆
Packaging: ★★★☆☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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