For those of you who are unaware of the crazed repetoire of vocalist William Bennett and his Whitehouse project, you will be either repelled or strangely attracted to this cathartic representations of the dark side of humanity.
The Wasp synthesiser is put through its paces on this formless piece of electronic circuit bending,that is given credit in inventing the genre of 'Power Electronics'.
Distant throbbing,knob twiddled electronics, distorted vocals, and varying levels of paint stripping white noise, are the choices on the menu. Although Bennett seems more shy than on later releases, with his crazed vocals buried deep in a mountain of effects, but you just know he's being rather rude even though you can't hear him very well.
All the main tunes are the same length, which suggests that the tape reel they used had a six minute maximum length; which is sort of amusing.That is all except the piece called 'Politics', which is, very aptly, just one minute and fifty-five seconds of silence; very Cage-y, or just a way of extending the length "....of the album with the minimum amount of effort which (they were) now doing very sucessfully."(J.Wobble 1978,Fodderstompf)
There's no guitars, drums or songs on this cassette release, and there are no concessions at all to any commercialism whatsoever......this is pure counter culture in action.
You wouldn't think this is the same geezer that was in Essential Logic (great band).
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