CD: Spectre S15 
Bete Noire II
Jack The Brainwasher
Great name. It makes me recall all my drug driven and drunken experiences
that ended in a badly bruised body, usually covered in vomit or urine
or shit, or a combination of all three together. Great days. Sadly missed
with the passage of time.
"Bete Noire" is a classy recording that fully reflects the name
of a group that means ‘helpless amazement’. It’s a wonderful
combination of dark ambient and beat driven, think of any Ant
Zen act but less aggressive, music that fits together perfectly like
a child’s seven piece jig saw puzzle. It shouldn’t really
work but somehow it does. From the cavernous blackness of ‘Homo
Exterior’ to the machine drones of ‘Jamaradga’
and beyond it just gets better with every listen. I appreciate any music
that twists and turns in every direction, grabbing my attention in a vice
like grip, and ‘Bete Noire’ has this effect in spades. A recording
that deserves to be in everyone’s collection. Go on treat yourself.
You know you’re worth it. No other fucker thinks so.