Now that the Crucial Blaze series of limited-edition disc/print titles is fully underway, I wanted to get moving with the most punishing harsh noise that we could bring you, which naturally led to French harsh noise master Vomir coming on board for this fourth entry in the Blaze series. I can't think of anyone else who better embodies the nihilistic aesthetic behind the Crucial Blaze line than Vomir, and this new set is as massive and brain-flattening as anything that he's come out with lately.

Renonce presents a single monolithic track of crushing noise wall, almost fifty-two minutes of absolute nothingness, just a seemingly infinite maelstrom of extreme low-end rumbling, severe unchanging distortion, crunchy oceanic filth, and abyssal static that Vomir forges into a primordial wall of black frequency chaos. Fans of Vomir's formidible catalog of releases should have a clear idea of what to expect from this. Total ego-destruction, an obliteration of awareness, of the self, of the present moment via pure suffocating noise, total immersion within the vortex, drawn in and crushed within the inescapable gravity of a collapsing star. The philosophy of absolute isolation and withdrawal that is found in most of Vomir's works is also explored in greater depth on Renonce, not only though the relentless tectonic crush of the recording, but also through the writings from Vomir mastermind Romain Perrot that are included here as well. A set of four original free-verse poems from Perrot are included here in an eight page booklet, printed in their original French language text with English translations overseen by Perrot and Crucial Blast; each of these pieces compliment the sonic nihilism of Vomir through ruminations on seclusion, silence, and a deep, considered distaste for one's fellow humans. A formal renouncement of social connection, and of human contact.

An essential set for enthusiasts of Vomir's ferociously negatory, skull-imploding HNW constructs, Renonce is presented in a plastic library case with full color sleeve art, in a hand-numbered edition of 250 copies. The package includes the eight page booklet of writings from Vomir, a vinyl Vomir sticker, and a 1" Vomir button.


released August 11, 2012



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Crucial Blast Hagerstown, Maryland

Crucial Blast is an independent underground label and online shop specializing in cutting edge, experimental heavy music and related cultural artifacts, with a particular focus on blackened avant-metal, nihilistic noise/industrial, dark ambiance, infernal psychedelia, and hardcore improv/free-jazz. ... more

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