This basically feels like traditional Middle Eastern music except amped up and distorted. The performances are insanely tight, and I'd really like to highlight the drumming on here - it's absolutely incredible. The drummer adapts tradition and aggression into something that not only manages to keep up with the guitar/bouzouki but pushes the envelope in its own right. Smekermann
“a sonic, cinematic epic that depicts the existential horror of Stalinist Russia”
This is a 2017 record, and by sheer chance I ran into it not too long after seeing a recent movie about Gareth Jones and the Soviet famine.
A two-part epic with ambient elements, a strange “ISIS+Thou” feeling, tons of details, and occasional manic screams that wouldn’t sound out of place in a The Body record. Alice M.