Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonMM Radio ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonMP3 ButtonForum ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

TeHÔM - Live Assault [Cyclic Law - 2017]

Croatian band TeHom return with their fourth album, taken from TeHOMs performance for “The Keep Ambient Lodge” at 2016’s Brutal Assault Festival in Czech Republic. Live Assault is recorded directly from the soundboard and mixes the recordings from two microphones placed in the hall to capture the live sound.

Recalling images of ancient cultures, abstract and organic soundscapes this piece is best heard in darkness. Tehom literal meaning is the Deep or Abyss, and refers to the Great Deep of the primordial waters of creation in the Old Testament, Live Assault certainly lives up to this analogy. It’s depth and shifts in sound capturing the very beginnings of human existence as our desire for ritual and ceremony take a hold of us.

From the outset we are wrapped in a shroud of heavy and oppressive drones that draw you deep in to the world of TeHom and the atmospheres within. Slow, lugubrious tones mix gently with occasional (deep) spoken word narrative / vocals and the noises of far off rites drift out of the ceremonies you are party to. As the music progresses through orchestral and rhythmic forays these main themes keep recurring throughout.

This album rises gently through it’s 47 minutes, however everything in the album seems so far off: you aren’t hearing the ceremony as one involved, but as one spying curiously on the spectacle infront of you. This gives this album a heightened sense of foreboding whilst you listen to it. It’s almost a private performance that you privy to and, therefore, should be grateful to hear.

And ultimately that’s what makes this album. This is an album of indulgence – isn’t every live album? – and indulgence can sometimes be such a guilty pleasure: Live Assault is certainly that for both performer and audience.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Adam Skyes
Latest Reviews

TeHÔM - Live Assault
Croatian band TeHom return with their fourth album, taken from TeHOMs performance for “The Keep Ambient Lodge” at 2016’s Brutal Assault Festival in Czech Rep...
150118   Drifting In Silence - Dawn
150118   MR James - Casting the Runes
150118   The Residents - 80 Aching Orp...
130118   Frames Of Fear - Frames Of Fe...
130118   Ruby - Ruby(DVD + Blu Ray)
130118   Uitgeschakeld & Ratteknaeghen...
130118   Marchenoir - Les Males Nuictz
110118   The Incredible String Band - ...
110118   Krzysztof Penderecki - Kosm...
110118   Le Bambole Di Velluto - Blut...
Latest Articles

Intervision Picture Corp - Kille...
Over the last few years, Intervision Picture Corp has released a great crop of obscure & odd films to DVD – mainly focusing in Short On Video/ Z budget f...
030118   Intervision Picture Corp - K...
271217   The Residents - Eyeball Orphans
221217   Best Of 2017 - Best Of 2017- ...
301117   Carrion Black Pit - Back Down...
091117   Borbetomagus - Snuff Jazz
161017   Ominous Recordings,Rien & Gam...
190817   Simon Reynell - Distinctive S...
170717   Trepaneringsritualen - Sound ...
170717   Frederick R. Friedel - Steppi...
160617   Dosis Letalis - Not Just Anot...

Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

subscribe unsubscribe
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom