So after staying almost all week in a wifi-less void it is time to update this blog yet again. New albums have been checked out, but i have not been able to tell the world. Tuesday's album was this absolute gem from the Canadian psychedelic doom duo Zaum. The four songs that make out this album are long (8 to 14 minutes), heavy and have a droning near-hypnotic feel to them. It's easy to understand why they call their own music "Middle Eastern Mantra Doom", as there are definitely an oriental feel to some of the passages. The use of sitars and other instruments from those parts of the world really accentuates this, and so does the band's use of Middle Eastern scales in songs like "The Red Sea". I love this to bits!