** Cassette tape with an illustration from Helge Reumann, limited edition ** Formed by Swiss post-metal veterans from Knut and Abraham, strom|morts’ goal is to compose music inspired by their Alpine environment and its weather, which glides over impassive mountains, evolving with the seasons. Such a landscape encourages deep listening – minimalist musics whose subtle evolutions reveal themselves over several minutes, disturbing the perception of time passing or even provoking, through deep and sustained concentration, a meditative state.
strom|morts write: “Clock Resistance is all about time and chaos, reflecting the behaviour of nature around us, embodying the cycles of life and death. The sinister yin yang of strom|morts symbolising the source and the end of everything we have known so far. Two drones were composed as an embodiment of this concept. This record was mainly made with modular synths for their flexibility, but you can hear here and there the ghost of a Moog Voyager. One drone is totally synced, the other one is free. One side’s got a guitar, the other one is synths only. Achieving symmetry, the two drones have the same timing.” – strom|morts, Conthey, Switzerland, 19 May 2020.
strom|morts is Didier Séverin, Olivier Hähnel and Mathieu Jallut. Composed and recorded by strom|morts between February and April 2020 at Power Drone Central Studio, Conthey, Switzerland. Mixed by Olivier Hähnel. Mastered by Lad Agabekov at Caduceus Studios, Gimel, Switzerland. Thanks are due to Pro Helvetia for support with this project. Illustration Helge Reumann.