Friday, November 22, 2013

Gnaw Their Tongues

"Once I had a dream. It was something like a large avant garde orchestra. With a crowd of members. And all of them were playing a terrible abstract piece of improvisation: two drummers, four bass guitarists, horn section, string section, a host of vocalists... That's how everything started", tells Mories - professional graphic designer from the Dutch city of Drachten. He had been a member of local black, death, doom bands since 1998. Then he gave music up. And in 2002 he sat down to his computer to literally make his dream real. That's how Gnaw Their Tongues project was born. The title was inspired by Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament: "(16:10) And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, (16:10) And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores,  and repented not of their deeds."

That's a black orchestral mess of the mankind's agonizing convulsions. But Mories' music is inspired not by the Holy Bible but by the real life shown in TV and radio news, in magazines and newspapers etc. "Teeth that leer like open graves" for example was inspired by an interview with a psycho who had killed all his family. "So you put a bag on his head and tied it. And he did not die right away... Can you tell me what happened...", asks the interviewer. And the psycho recounts it mercilessly. And these seemingly private pathologies form the worldview according to GTT. Apocalypse is the things that happen around us. ("And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow"). And this apocalypse is accompanied by raw, dirty, resonant middle tempo electronic experimental music that combines simphonic drama of classical music and poisonous malice of black doom metal. Sampled corals, expressive screams of vocalists, conglomeration of strings, brass instruments, drums, guitars, effects, low-frequency droning textures - everything is done just by one man (the author does not disclose the sources of the samples on principle).©Sad Sanches from

Discography (not complete yet)
Corepallism&Gnaw Their Tongues Split (2012)

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