Madwoman makes for a suitably chaotic Downwards debut from William Bennett's Cut Hands project. Bennett has been making music as Cut Hands since 2011, introducing the world to the project with the album Afro Noise I, a confrontational record that joined the dots between African rhythms, the percussive minimalism of Steve Reich and the industrial techno of Regis. Last year saw Cut Hands grace the like-minded Blackest Ever Black with Black Mamba, a two track 12" that was the precursor to a second album of the same name released later in 2012 on Bennett's own Susan Lawly label. Having featured on Karl O'Connor's label previously in the form of a remix of fellow sonic terrorist Russell Haswell, Madwoman fits right in with the current Downwards direction; the title track is a particularly potent example of the point where industrial music and techno merge chaotically.
JD Twitch, Alexis Le-Tan, Mark Forshaw, Dave Miller, Skudge, Tripeo, Charlton, Juno Recommends Techno, Jamie Behan, 3.14, Pacific Horizons, Ali Renault, J. Haller, Sacha Mambo (Macadam Mambo), Facial Index (Brutaż/Piktogram/BLA)
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