Within two minutes you will either be totally on board with Hanetration’s Timelapse or you will be completely done with it. Guaranteed. Sharp, dissonant strings wail almost painfully over an insistently thudding beat in “Moon” as Hanetration basically tries your patience. From there, each track in this 30-minute test of wills finds its own way to challenge you. Truth is, you’ll need to be firmly in the industrial/noise camp to get anything out of this. I listen to a track like “Thought,” with a ticking sound that feels like it’s counting off its 90-second run while a speaker-rumbling bass tone vies with a test-pattern drone, and I feel like I’m missing something. Or when “Square” suddenly erupts in overamped noise and pounds on my skull for a while–where am I going with it? For me as a listener, I have to say I don’t know. I only know I’ve sat through a half-hour of somewhat random industrial noise, I feel a little lost and I may have a headache. This one is for diehard industrial fans only. Give it a listen if that’s you.
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