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Cover of: Circuit Breaker - Hands Return To Shake
Hands Return To Shake
Harbinger Sound | LP | 24 €

Circuit Breaker are a band split in half. On the one hand, there is the jagged guitar and maud/lin singing of Peter Simpson, which slots into the lineage of expansive and gothic punk ala Killing Joke , Bauhaus , Wire ,etc. Pushing against it is the production approach of his brother Edward. Washes of glassy FM Synth melodies are counterbalanced with bursts of electronic harshness, recalling artists such as Autechre ^ Pan Sonic. "Hands Return To Shake" is their second full length. Moving on from the previous record, "My Descent Into Capital", "Hands Return." is a much more personal and emotive work. Simultaneously a re/affirmation and a deconstruction of influences, the orthodoxies of minimal/synth and post/punk are stretched and squeezed to breaking point. Circuit Breaker are a band who relish in holding together con/tradictions. Both a rock band and an electronic act , they have a blunt and direct production approach which is full of technical detail.

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