On Som Sakrifis, the strings of Mohammad resonate with a humidity found only in hell. This Greek trio spends most of their new disc exploring the monolithic sounds found in the lower register of bowed acoustics. Their collaboration opens an equally repulsive and attractive space. Scraping bows signal the escape of sounds from the wooden chambers they claw so mercilessly at. Cello and double bass each exude this potential, but very rarely is it explored to such depths. Listeners are invited to exist in the strange new world, and feel the rumble of the bones, the slow vibrations of the heart, and the severe weight of bodily paralysis. We know we’ve been here before – Earth 2, Radigue’s Naldjorlak. But the members of Mohammad make it new, and we see the terror again.
PAN loosed this one from its chains last month – pick up a copy here, and enjoy the video for “Sakrifis” below.
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