Cut Hands (UK)

From white noise to voodoo, Cut Hands is the solo project from a legend of the British underground, William Bennett. He dominated the experimental scene of the 80s with his power electronics group Whitehouse, whose industrial sound and unforgiving crassness paved the way for noise as a musical genre. Since 2011, Cut Hands is Bennett's vice for his fascination with Haitian vaudou, and Central African percussion.

The title of his first release, Afro Noise, accurately describes the feel. Using loops of traditional instruments like the djembe and doundoun, Cut Hands reflects a salacious preoccupation with the continent’s intense polarities of beauty and horror. All in an intricate relationship with his other main interest: linguistics. Bennett's experimental mass communication project Extralinguistic Sequencing premiered at Tate Britain in 2010.