Onomatopeia* ‎– It's Onomatopeia

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Cheeses International ‎– CI 01
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Vinyl, LP, Numbered
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This version has a rectangular border on the front cover.
500 hand-numbered copies with single-sided insert.

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June 2, 2012
An album of raw noise, distributed onto four ‘tracks’. ONOMATOPEIA’s wall of constantly changing sound is complex & varied. It is ‘upfront’, a little bit like PHIL SPECTOR remixing the live material from THROBBING GRISTLE’s "D.O.A.” might sound - bugger subtlety, let’s make their ears bleed and their cerebral cortex bruise. Full of phase & indistinct, cacophonic, dissonant noise, all fighting to get to the front of the mix, out of the speakers and into your minds. Despite the machine noise of the phase shifters, it sounds strangely biological, like some obscure organ or gland inside a whales body, amplified thousands of times to the point of distortion. The most accessible track, and also the longest is “It Was Due To A Disordered Mind”, clocking in at over 20 minutes, full of guitar, violin & distorted, twisted, spacey sound.
This one’s guarenteed to give you migraine, if that’s your bag. I’ve only ever heard one album from WHITEHOUSE, but I’d say this is not dissimilar, Simple, primitive naive but not without brooding potential.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.