“…my skull is a drum, each great beat drives that leg, like the point of a stake, into the ground, this sound will drown me, there is no way out, I am caught in this cylinder, this well of sound… there is nothing anywhere except this, the white darkness moves up through me like a swift tide rising, it is a great force which I cannot sustain or contain, which will surely burst my skin…”
Following 2011’s striking debut album, Afro Noise I, Cut Hands returns with a new 12″ single on Blackest Ever Black.
On the A-side, Africa’s deadliest, most beautiful snake breeds with insane, vaudou-obsessive polyrhythms to give birth to the monstrous, consuming, convulsive ‘Black Mamba’.
On the B-side: ‘Krokodilo Theme’, an extraordinarily pensive, heart-rending piece first aired on the soundtrack of last year’s Siberia: Krokodil Tears documentary. A version with drums appeared on the Afro Noise I (Volume 2) vinyl.
These two tracks herald the new Cut Hands album, also titled Black Mamba and due to be released on Susan Lawly in Autumn 2012.