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スリッツ、レインコーツとともにパンクを別次元へ--つまりポスト・パンクへ移行させたエックス・レイ・スペックのオリジナル・メンバーだったローラ・ロジックが率いたエッセンシャル・ロジックにギタリストとして参加したウイリアム・ベネットを中心にロンドンで結成。ホワイト・ハウス以前に、特異なニューウェイヴ・バンド、カムとしてシングルを1枚発表したのち、80年には『Total Sex』『Birthdeath Experience』をベネット+ポール・ローターで吹き込み、自主レーベル〈Come Organisation〉から相次いでリリース。ひりつくような高音部と時鳴る低音が同居した純粋ノイズにベネットの絶叫が被さる“パワー・エレクトロニクス”路線はこのときすでにひとつの完成型を示し、続く『Dedicated To Peter Kurten Sadist And Mass Slayer』『Buchenwald』ではシリアル・キラーや強制収容所をモチーフに、最初期から拘ったエロスとタナトスの高い緊張関係をひとつのスタイルに結実させる。と同時に、ノイズのイメージ戦略に先鞭をつけることになった。「聴いたことのない極限の音楽」を標榜する〈Come~〉およびホワイト・ハウスの活動(一時活動休止期間を含む)は結成から30年以上が経過したいまでも、蕩尽し尽くせない高いポテンシャリティを秘めている。そしてこの日は主宰のウイリアム・ベネットが復興支援の意を込めて、最新のプロジェクトであるCUT HANDSのコンセプトを導入したライブを披露するという。今回は、宇川直宏と同じ四国出身で、ノイズ・プロジェクトmsbrこと故・田野幸治が招聘した2004年以来となる待望の再来日であり、裸になった上半身にマイク・シールドを巻きつけた、禍々しくも爽快この上なかったあのステージを超えるパフォーマンスを期待したい!!!!!!!(解説/松村正人)

WHITEHOUSE – bio/founded in London in 1980 · one of the 50 most influential groups ever according to Alternative Press · one of the top 20 cult artists of all time according to NME · featured as world’s #1 extreme music artists on BBC Radio One documentary in 2005; also featured on BBC Radio Onedocumentary in April 2006 ·    18 albums, most recent being the masterpiece ‘Racket’ · 175+ live actions performed worldwide including Japan, North America, Australia, all over Europe

WILLIAM BENNETT – bio/a classically trained musician, was founding member of the group Whitehouse (see above) in 1980 at age 18 · original pioneer of extreme electronic music · currently extensively working on the ‘afro noise’ project Cut Hands which involves the experimental use of African percussion instruments, in addition to the Extralinguistic Sequencing project, recently premiered at the Tate Britain ·  has also done talks at arts/music festivals and related institutions in the UK, Japan, USA, Australia, and Sweden – notably includingFilm Akademie (Germany), Edinburgh University, CCA Kitakyushu, Yokohama Triennale, T-Mobile (Germany), Ogilvy Mather(Germany) amongst others · specialist in linguistics and unconscious communication skills · has written feature articles for several publications incuding Bizarre, The Daily Note , and Vice ‘…makes The Sex Pistols sound like Atomic Kitten.’The Guardian, 2002 ‘…most of us would find their music unlistenable.’Mojo, 2001
CUT HANDS · the Cut Hands project itself was founded by William Bennett in 2007 initally to experiment further with his obscure collection of Ghanaian percussion instruments in free-form work-outs alongside other types of (genuine) sound experimenting  · in 2002, being inspired by Haitian vaudou musicians’ capacity to make intensely powerful music with almost no technology, William Bennett first employed djembes and doundouns on the classic Wriggle Like A Fucking Eel 12” by Whitehouse, in what was seen as a radical musical direction by many in the wider noise/industrial scene ·  the fruit of 8 years of recordings finally culminated in 2011’s critically acclaimed and best-selling release Afro Noise I  · the music of Cut Hands featured heavily in the VBS films Liberia (2009) and Mandingo (2010)
WILLIAM BENNETT  ·  a classically trained musician, in 1980 at age 18 was founding member of the group Whitehouse (see above)  · original pioneer of extreme electronic music  ·  in addition to current extensive working on the ‘afro noise’ project Cut Hands involving the experimental use of African percussion instruments, he has been involved with his mass hypnosis experimental project, Extralinguistic Sequencing, which premiered at the Tate Britain in late 2010 · has also done talks at arts/music festivals and related institutions in the UK, Japan, USA, Australia, and Sweden – notably Film Akademie (Germany), Edinburgh University, Tate Britain, CCA Kitakyushu, Yokohama Arts Triennale, T-Mobile (Germany),Ogilvy Mather (Germany) amongst others  ·  specialist in linguistics and unconscious communication skills · has written feature articles for several publications incuding Bizarre, The Daily Note, Wire, and Vice

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