LONG PLAYER OF THE DAY: Cut Hands, ‘Afro Noise I’

The Artist/Album: Cut Hands, Afro Noise (Very Friendly, 2011)

A Short Review: By largely sidsteeping the nihilistic noise and wry serial killer references that Whitehouse is notorious for, William Bennett’s Cut Hands project delivers on the hypnotic and heavy promise of his self-proclaimed “Afro noise” aesthetics. So while “Stabbers Conspiracy” and “Who No Know Go Knows” relish ravenous polyrhythms in the most visceral manner possible, things get downright ambient on “++++ (Four Crosses)” and “Rain Washes Away Every Thing,” cleansing one’s sonic palette until the mercury and chalkboard scrapings settle in.

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