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Review: Tapewyrm – ‘Nightmares & Noizescapes Vol. I’
‘Nightmares & Noizescapes Vol. I’
Rhythmic noize is a strange beast. Often aggressive and almost nightmarish to listen to, it’s penchant for compulsive and driving beats is irresistibly appealing. It is a style that is fundamentally at odds with itself but, if done correctly, can be a winner. With acts such as ESA, W.A.S.T.E and The PCP Principle currently gaining international recognition and club play, it seems the genre is on the verge of moving in from the periphery of the scene.
Tapewyrm is a new name associated with the rhythmic noize genre and the first release attached to the moniker displays the hallmarks you’d expect; distorted beats, sinister samples and even more distortion. But it is no means a colour by numbers affair with songs like ‘Marrionette’ and ‘FPS’ showing a lot of promise with their malevolent pace and hints of twisted melodies. With this being a self-produced and self-released EP there are a lot of points for improvement such as the fairly quiet mix, as well as the short length and static pace of the songs. But as a first effort it does display a lot of raw talent.
Though the sheer vitriolic construction of the songs is covering up a multitude of sins in terms of inexperience, the tracks on ‘Nightmares & Noizescapes Vol. I’ serve their purpose as a preliminary manifesto which will hopefully pique a few people’s interest.