Boomkat Product Review:
The second Helen Scarsdale album from Jim Haynes and Loren Chasse's Coelacanth project, Mud Wall is formatted as a single hour-long composition, pieced together from mossy drones, earthy amplified field recordings and enigmatic textural noises. Harnessing the sonorities of the elements, metals, stones, mud and glass, this is another immersive, very abstract sonic landscape from the duo that greatly rewards a little patience and attentive listening. "Originally appeared in a condensed version on the Mystery Sea imprint, Mud Wall represents the third report for Coelacanth. The twenty minutes of recomposed material [...] now renderMud Wall complete. Within their metaphoric laboratory, Coelacanth sifts through viscous electrical fields, slumbering vibrations, and aerosolized pricklings to arrive at a sublime construction coursing with a monumental physicality. Coelacanth's sound research situates itself somewhere between the quiet expressionism of recent AMM and the John Duncan's psychological inquiries; yet at the same time, Chasse and Haynes prefer to leave the subject matter of their investigations an unknown quantity. In their purposeful hermeticism and ephemeral poetry, Coelacanth teases potentials for meaning and allows the listen to fill in the rest."