Oct 2012 29

Hanetration - Tenth Oar EPHanetration
Category: Ambient / Experimental
Album: Tenth Oar EP
Stars: 3
Blurb: Hanetration’s Tenth Oar EP is as mystifying as its composer.


Hanetration presents a whirring, trance-inducing blend of erratic tones on the Tenth Oar EP. No other information is available about the London based musician (or group?); such lack makes a listener focus on the composition rather than on the creator.

“Rex,” the opening track, has a tribal, primal atmosphere. It’s as if a spectator is witnessing a holy ritual in the woods. In between the mind numbing, mesmeric drones, there are industrious noises, which is as if nature meets civilization. In “Rufus,” it sounds like someone opened up a rusty cupboard filled with old instruments and began to test them out. It’s raw, experimental, and repetitive. The concluding song is “Wreck,” which is highly hypnotic, with droning voices, and a clock ticking, which serves as a metronome; it’s a static component of the piece.

It is definitely apparent that Hanetration is experienced in sound mixing; Tenth Oar is thoughtful and crafty in its experimentation. Its repetitive attributes make it underwhelming at times, but the usage of varying aural imagery is refreshing.
Track list:

  1. Rex
  2. Alarm
  3. Rufus
  4. Wreck

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Claire Caldwell (DisarmAndCharm)

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