Greek drone trio Mohammad release Zo Rèl Do, the first of a trilogy of albums (but the sequels will be just as good, I’m sure!)

Greek drone trio Mohammad release Zo Rèl Do, the first of a trilogy of albums (but the sequels will be just as good, I'm sure!)

Som Sakrifis is gradual as hell (in a good way). Thankfully, Greek trio Mohammad aren’t taking the same approach to their release schedule; otherwise we could only hope for a new full-length once every, like, 50 years. And upon the conclusion of each 50-year interval, it wouldn’t be the whole full-length; it’d just be the first second off the first track, prior to any actual music, but with the engineer giving the “rolling!” notification. Only, it won’t be the whole “rolling” notification, just the first syllable, so anticipatory listeners not knowing what to expect would inevitably give up on the whole thing right then and there! “What the hell is this? I’m not cryogenically freezing myself for the sake of some ‘Row Your Boat’ rendition!”

So, far from being gradual with their musical propagations, Mohammad are being perfectly clear and considerate when they announce not just their next, but their next three releases, at least the first of which has Greek label Antifrost doing the sponsoring. As this release page details, each album is a part of a trilogy “that explores the sounds of the geographical area between 34°Ν - 42°Ν & 19°Ε - 29°Ε” — which, If I’m configuring my Google Maps correctly, is the region between the middle of the Mediterranean and the middle of Black Sea. Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria. Don’t quote me on that, but yes, obviously that would make sense.

Zo Rèl Do is the first release, and it’s out now. Lamnè Gastama and Segondè Saleco are the second and third releases; those’ll be out later this year and in early 2015, respectively.

Here’s a taste of the upcoming geographically-inspired pushes and pulls:

Zo Rèl Do tracklisting:

01. Urso Nesto
02. Grabe
03. Kabilar Mace
04. Marik
05. Kounye A Zwazo Yo
06. Samarina
07. Sigal

• Mohammad: http://www.mohammad.gr
• Antifrost: http://www.antifrost.gr

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