This album will be posted later today.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Whitehouse - Dedicated to Peter Kurten
One of the harshest records of its time, Dedicated to Peter Kurten is in my mind Whitehouse's very best album. Recorded in the same year (1981) as the groundbreaking Erector, this takes the bands harshness from that great album and increases it (in addition to adding strange sounds of water pouring?). The album starts off with the great "Ripper Territory", which is primarily a sample of a man reporting on capture of infamous "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe played over the bands signature electronic noise. The album doesn't let up after this however. A couple tracks, "On Top" and "The Second Coming", are covers from the bands debut record, Birthdeath Experience. The two tracks are obviously made noisier and generally more harsh, and fit perfectly in the album. Speaking of which, the entire album, though never repetitive, has a consistent tone and the songs flow together rather well. The entire album is as acidic and cruel as any Whitehouse has ever released. Also, it should be noted that this is the first Whitehouse album to feature a fascination with serial killers. Excellent Record, Get it.