Since we were just discussing Attached Hands this morning, now is as good of time as any to properly ruminate on this amazing lightness of being. I could be wrong, but I think a lot of people associate the term “noise” with the atonal power electronics of Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, and some of the more academic modern classical. While that genre serves an important purpose, it’s easy to forget how broad the genre and approach can actually be, and how noise does not have to always be nihilistic. Attached Hands is not a blissed out experience, nor is it formless – they exist in the ether in between. Much like Black Dice’s Creature Comforts and Spirit-era Animal Collective, Attached Hands comes equipped with a heavy arsenal of extraterrestrial, craftily sculpted, vaguely bucolic sounds and they unleash all the hounds on your unsuspecting headspace in one powerful swoop. It’s a jarring and peaceful experience at the same time, making Attached Hands’ electronic meditation is beautiful in a materially unique way, and it’s some of the most exciting truly new music to pass this realm as of late.
For fans of: Black Dice, Growing, White Rainbow