(The Locus Of Assemblage)

Paul D.Knowles uses noise in an uncommon way, flirting with the radical fringes of aural assaulters, introducing cut-ups and looping, sometimes also giving an eye to more hallucinatory perspectives like when he crumbles sacred chants in mangling distortive manipulation. In Dachise there’s hand to hand fighting between expression and destructive force; one’s liable to get a little bit displaced at first, then the music starts indicating its own path halfway through lewdness and lyrical. Engaging and disturbing at the same time, “Twin braids” does not quibble but it’s just like you hear it: a salutary shower of anger and, yes, reflection.

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