More artwork from the universe is covering the tape of Nundata, a noise/drone project from Japan. The repeating sounds create a drony atmosphere, but the sounds are harsh, low, high, crunchy, dark, brutal and have no mercy. Slowly he build up his strong repeating soundlayers to a big deafening silence. You will find the harsh noise at side b of this cassette. Great music for the lovers of noise music. The track at side a is more quiet, but has the same purity as his noise. With basic long-repeating sounds he climbs from the silent tones and waves to melodic and rhythmical elements, who are destructed to noise. He experiments with all kind of combinations of sounds, but I think the composition will be much stronger when it is shorter. The second track has an ambient atmosphere which refers to meditative moments created by synthesizer/organ and electronics which are similar to Tibetan singing bowls. The music of Nundata is promising and I am looking forward to more of his combinations of his drony noise. (JKH)
Nundata is a rather mysterious noise project I’ve seemingly been able to find little about…it’s even unclear were the project comes from some sources claim Japan others Serbia. Inudata is the first of a trilogy of concept albums but like the project it’s self’s it’s difficult to find any info on what the story is behind the album the only clue we have is the track titles “Last Iceberg collapse” & “Tsunami Warrior”.
Anyway as well as all it’s mystery Nundata builds a rather original & distinctive sound here which is through is certainly grounded in noise mangers to take influence from wider experimental music forms & genres too. And so onto the music; the album is split up into two tracks & first we have the longest “Last Iceberg collapse” which just sneaks in over the half-an-hour mark. The track starts off very unexpected(for a noise releases anyway) with this harmonic almost weary pop bass-line played out on often wavering keyboards. On top of this is added at first electro Gamelan type attacks & playfulness, then as the track progresses more teeth gritting noise sheens, sears & static sprays of noise texture. Also the Gamelan elements start to become a lot more fierce & distorted as the pieces goes on a more bent rhythmic elements are also into the mixes but they never become too constant- the track just really darts & boils around in a very creative way with all manner of analogue synth attack, rapid Gamelan feed-back fuckery, ect, with that bass line still surfacing ever so often from the controlled chaos. And the most important thing is the track is kept entertaining & curious though-out its lengthy running time.
Lastly we have “Tsunami Warrior” which is slightly shorter at just over the 20 minute mark. The track starts out with this sort of circling static wheel tone which is akin to been circled round & round on an icy pond by someone on roller-skates. As the track goes sudden attacks of creative noise mater are fired at you like harsh bubbling tones, slowed electro Gamelan or ice like attacks & all manner of chugs, sears & sudden boiling walls of sound rise up. But through it keeps return to the almost ‘cute’ Rolla skating on ice tone, there are also the harmonic nudges here too, but nothing as consistent or obvious as the baseline on track one. Again this track is another very intriguing & interesting take on noise- I guess this track at times brings to mind Merzbow at his more harmonic & creative noise making mode.
And so Inundata is rather original, creative & entertaining slice of noise making that’s very worthy of your time if enjoy noise that has harmonic & playful edgers, yet is still serious about making clever, dramatic and compelling sound.
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