Thursday, March 29, 2012

Burmese - White/ Men

White (Planaria, 2003)


Men (Load, 2004)


Brilliant hybrid of power violence, sludge, and power electronics. White even goes so far as to be reworkings of individual Whitehouse songs. Men however is much more heavy and original. I had always thought that, as demonstrated by Khanate, percussion done with a kind of stranglehold tension and release exudes a much more intense musical experience than the high-pitched whistles and screeches of power electronics can offer alone, and Burmese in this era demonstrate this perfectly. Not to be missed.

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