Whitehouse

Dedicated to Peter Kurten

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Aware of the new ground they broke with Erector, Whitehouse was quick to continue in a similar vein with Dedicated to Peter Kurten: Sadist and Mass Slayer. Instead of rehashing the dark meandering sounds from their previous release, they built upon that foundation with increased aggression and a better-formulated political philosophy. The barely tolerable extreme frequencies, that were quick becoming a Whitehouse trademark, are delivered like lightning bolts amidst the ten tracks on Dedicated to Peter Kurten. Evidence of the newly formulated sonic approach can be found in the reworking of previously released material, namely "The Second Coming" from Birthdeath Experience, "On Top" from Total Sex, and "Her Entry" from the Hoisting the Black Flag compilation. Each new version is ten times more aggressive and streamlined compared to the original. These new versions allow for drastic comparisons that illustrate how much the group progressed in their first two years of development. Each Whitehouse record attempts to make a unified conceptual statement, but none succeed quite like Dedicated to Peter Kurten, a record about the mind of serial killers. Each track cultivates terror in the listener by describing the impulses and thoughts of mass murders with horrid detail. Not for the faint of heart, but recommended for those interested in aggressive, shocking experimental noise.

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