Cut Hands: Black Mamba – ep review

Cut Hands: Black Mamba (Blackest Ever Black)
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Blackest Ever Black seem to be on a permanent roll as a label & this vinyl only release by Cut Hands keeps that roll going as our man with his hands on the record itself, Nick Wood confirms in the following review.

William Bennett made the move from Whitehouse’s extreme power electronics into the more rhythmical sounds of Cut Hands back in 2011 having previously experimented with the sound on later Whitehouse Albums. This is the prelude to the next Cut Hands album due out in September.

Side one (Lovely vinyl pressing being reviewed) is what I would expect from Cut Hands. There is nothing overly different in feel from the first album. Disjointed African Rhythms are pummelled into the deep vinyl grooves and despite my house having a concrete floor; you could feel the house shake.

It’s side two which makes this release interesting and diverse. “Krokodilo Theme” is a thing of beauty. Almost ambient in feel, it shows how far Mr Bennett has progressed his sound. It’s no “Tit Pulp” anyway. He’s obviously been listening to Brian Eno. One can only hope MR Bennett continues along this path of new discovery. It’s exciting.

A promising start to 2012’s activities and one can only hope Cut Hand’s performance at Corsica Studios on October 13th matches up to this release.

Cut Hands website can be found here. He’s also on twitter as @CutHands & is on Facebook here.

All words by Nick Wood. More Louder Than War articles by Nick can be found here.

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