Thamnos – WIR

Thamnos - WIR

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Thamnos – WIR
CD, Sound Claim, 2009

Thamnos is a music project of musician/producer/composer Tomas Weiss and UK-based singer-songwriter Annemarie Borg, started in 2007.

“W I R” (World In Remission) is another recent album that expresses its worries about the destroyed balance of life on earth, painting the atmosphere of today, through the many styles and means of today, not having any boundaries of form or language.
Touching real life issues and also the spiritual aspect of music, the outcome is dense, tribal- infused ambient music accompanied by the soaring female vocals (in English, Russian and French) of Annemarie Borg.

The contribution of the latter made me slightly think of a quiet Dead can Dance while also Mathias Grassow came to mind, as the duo melts elements of world fusion and experimental electronica in a peculiar, unfashioned manner.

Especially the second half of the very well produced and mastered cd sounds deep, atmospheric and inspired. The sixth piece “Ajin” is a highlight, a beautiful introspective outing with sophisticated piano and imaginary language inspired by Latin, while the great rhythms and gentle flute make “Voices” and “Manjel Kani” other key tracks.

All in all, this is deep, aural and highly spiritual music with a mission which demands focussed listening.



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