Music Review | posted 30.08.2016
Zov Zov (Oliver Ho & Tommy Gillard)
The Sacred Pornography Of God
Death & Leisure, 2016
Text Andreas Brüning
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With »The Sacred Pornography Of God«, the two London producers Oliver Ho and Tommy Gillard publish their second mini-LP under the project name Zov Zov. Originally routed from electronic dance music (Gillard founded the label Continual, since the 90s Ho publishes under the alias Broken English Club and Raudive, experimentalist House, Techno, and Schranz on the labels Drumcode, Surface, Klang Elektronik and Pokerflat), the two occupy themselves in this mutual cooperation with abstract sound experiments ranging from Drone and Noise, Industrial Minimalism to New Music quotes. Screeching acoustic feedback, imploring echo-vocals and digitally mastered drum-sounds, improvised electronic rock guitars, or bass guitar sounds rule the sound of the six tracks, just as much as synthesizer-drones, steel percussions with extensively, stretched saxophone, or clarinet tones. Sometimes their music sounds darkly looming, sometimes meditative and then like furtively, recorded, cryptic rituals with pulsing distorted-synthesizers, and sizzling backwards beats. Thereby, the tracks are always kept minimal, sound transparent, and despite their recognisability, always diverse.

You can find the album »The Sacred Pornography of God« by Zov Zov at hhv.de: LP
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