Boomkat Product Review:
Surely one of the most celebrated, provocative electronic projects of recent years, beloved of everyone from The Wire to Blackest Ever Black/Fact Mag's Kiran Sande and far beyond. Whitehouse's William Bennett indulges his passion for Congolese and Ghanaian percussion on a brilliant debut as Cut Hands. 'Afro Noise' is (surprisingly) relatively short on Noise, but heavy on the African rhythms which form the core of the majority of tracks. The drums are largely suffused and rendered with spacious, industrial-sounding reverbs but played with a polyrhythmic, African/Voodoo sleight of groove which has completely got our attention, while the noise element is well tempered and ranges from atmospheric texturing to immersive drones and even more symphonic electronics. Utterly compelling and unmissable, strongly recommended to rhythm and noise freaks of all stripes. Tracklist: Side A - 1. Welcome To The Feast Of Trumpets 2. Stabbers Conspiracy 3. Rain Washes Over Chaff 4. Nzambi Ia Lufua. Side B - 1. Who No Know Go Knows 2. ++++ (Four Crosses) 3. Brown-Brown 4. Shut Up And Bleed.