Video Premiere: MMMΔ “Nomenklatura”

Darkness shrouds the sharpest edges on MMMΔ’s “Nomenklatura,” but the monolith stands tall, abrasive, and immovable. This approach may be new, but MMMΔ’s spellbinding tension remains. Electronic patterns ring around cryptic messages written in an ancient language and translated through sound. A solid rhythm emerges, enchanted through concrete resonance and brittle spectacle. Boots to the ground for a forward push where a heavy-processed voice spells out … Continue reading Video Premiere: MMMΔ “Nomenklatura”

The Baroque & The Basso Continuo: An Interview With MMMΔ

Even after listening to L’âge de l’absolutisme, MMMΔ’s new collaboration with Alem, dozens of times, I find myself in awe of it. Combining huge, organic drones, electronics, and baroque music is not something I’d have ever imagined. Further, the fact that the trio makes it so engaging and cohesive is an incredible feat. Their ability to create and combine an array of entrancing textures into original, … Continue reading The Baroque & The Basso Continuo: An Interview With MMMΔ

MMMΔ & Alem “L’âge de l’absolutisme”

Baroque drone is not a combination I thought I’d ever see, but MMMΔ and Alem’s new offering for Antifrost is unlike anything I’ve ever heard. From the straight opening harpsichord notes of Georg Friedrich Händel‎’s “Sarabande,” time moves in reverse. Alem’s playing starts off delicate, with a lightness that floats in the air, permeable and effervescent. Once MMMΔ begins the descent underground with subterranean cello … Continue reading MMMΔ & Alem “L’âge de l’absolutisme”