Ah Cama-Soth – I Believe
Label: Hands Productions (2018)
After kickstarting his Gatto Nero techno unit, Herman returns to his main occupation the legend that is Ah Cama-Sotz. Just a little short of his 20th album.
After kickstarting his Gatto Nero techno unit, Herman returns to his main occupation the legend that is Ah Cama-Sotz. Just a little short of his 20th album,
I Believe is arguably the most upfront, dance floor friendly among the lot. While not (by any means) neglecting the tribal, ethnic and dark elements of the ACS sound, this album also caters a variety of incendiary straight rhythmic tracks. And it´s that mélange and the mastery of production that (again) convinces in full swing!
Proclaiming the creed, the simple statement of faith of course ACS does it in the most morbid and perverted way. Somebody give the lord a handclap
and shake it to the tribal drum beats, heretic samples and monastic choirs of the album opener Lords of Evil. And the majority of tracks to follow shall pin you to the dance floor: I Travel, Collision Wall, The Beast Within and Lift Off all provide a four-to-the-floor backbone that relates to the technophile sound of Gatto Nero and The underground even has some fierce washes of acid lines.
But it wouldn´t be ACS if he didn´t provide some diversion: Deep drones (Signal/Noise/Resistance), a voluptuous ethnic fantasy (El Cuerpo, Mild as a Teardrop on a Grave), sacred dark ambience (Semper Immota, Moriendi Desolatum), and the industrial benchmark, a flamboyant cover version of Warm Leatherette.
Belief is at the core of determination, and this is a statement Ah Cama-Sotz is going places, going strong, still innovative and hungry, and always idiosyncratic!
01 Lords of Evil
04 El Cuerpo, Mild as a Teardrop on a Grave
05 Collision Wall
06 Semper Immota
07 The Underground
08 Warm Leatherette
09 The Beast Within
11 Moriendo Desolatum