WAVES CRASHING PIANO CHORDS // FUNERAL PARLOR
When two artists in the noise community can come together to collaborate and create, it is truly a wonderful thing to witness. Now, when these two artists are as visceral, raw, and uncompromising as New York's Waves Crashing Piano Chords and Texas's Funeral Parlor (he also makes wall under the title Female Pedophile), you're in store for a split that will truly crush you. This is a year-end best-of contender, easily.
Now, the WCPC side first. I recently reviewed the noise dynamo's 7'' "Childhood" - a release that focused more on ominous, atmospheric yet harsh textures, and an abandonment of the sexually explicit, highly emotive vocal delivery. The release truly captivated me and proved to be one of my favorite outings from the artist. On this release we see WCPC return to form with the track "I Hope I Get Aids/...Or Is It Me?". The track pierces and shakes the listener, and the trademark emotional delivery is ever-present, sincere, and truly genuine. While this may not be my favorite material from the project, it is still strong and immensely satisfying.
As for the Funeral Parlor side, where do I begin? The track is truly ominous and disheartening, yet eerily beautiful. It transcends the boundaries of typical harsh noise and incorporates a gothic, ambient, synthesizer-laden vortex of harmonies, coupled with the sonic chaos found on WCPC's efforts. The track "Sway Away" is beautifully composed, and is easily one of my favorite tracks from the project.
A highly recommended listen, these two projects showcase the strongest, most raw talents the world of noise has to offer.