Romain Perrot, better known by his stage name Vomir, is a harsh noise experimental artist based in Paris, France. Since beginning his career in 1996, Vomir has appeared in over 300 releases, including singles, albums and collaborations with other noise artists. Vomir positions his approach to music as an “anti” approach, with a radical and nihilist stance. He spearheads the harsh noise wall movement, an extreme subgenre of noise music which he describes as “no ideas, no change, no development, no entertainment, no remorse”.
Inspired by Pink Floyd, Vomir taught himself music in his childhood. In the 1990s, he moved closer to the experimental scene by frequenting artists Bimbo Tower, U-Bahn and Instants Chavirés, but it was through the discovery of Japanoise from Merzbow and Keiji Haino that he was introduced to the free improvisation and harsh noise genres. He became fond of The Rita and her self-titled genre “militant walls”, which led him to term the genre harsh noise wall, which he began to produce under the stage name Vomir in 2006.
Vomir is the founder and head organiser of Harsh Noise Wall Festival, organised at Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis. He has collaborated with Marc Hurtado, Rotted Brain, Écoute la Merde, Werewolf Jerusalem, Government Alpha and Torturing Nurse among several others.