Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tohuvabohu












KMFDM
Tohuvabohu

TOHUVABOHU! Tohuva-what?!?!?! What language is that?!?!? Since most of you are probably as clueless as I am to know what that means, let's consult Wikipedia. Here's their definition:

Tohu va bohu (תֹ֙הוּ֙ וָבֹ֔הוּ) is a biblical Hebrew phrase found in Genesis 1:2. It means "formless and empty," and describes the condition of the earth before God said, "Let there be light."

Oh and I forgot to mention it's the title of the new album by veteran industrial band KMFDM. It's everything you'd expect by a band with credentials such as KMFDM. The title track Tohuvabohu is an example. It's over five minutes worth of electronica and hard rock mixed together with that mysterious word repeated over and over in the chorus, "TOHUVABOHU". The themes on the album are pretty intense as they explore war, hatred, etc, so don't really expect a "positive" vibe here. But what you can expect is a chaotic album with some slamming beats.

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