Babel is burning

Nov 14, 2020, 12:35 PM

The Abominable Sand created by The New Cow (Hans Glib, Deiter Banal, Klaus Inane)

"A cacophony of cutup recordings of various religious fanatics and extremists makes for the foundation of the piece, overlaid with a distorted breathing and treated recordings of malfunctioning machinery. We took the name of the circle quite literally - and tried to convey the sound of the wretched sufferers writhing around under a rain of fire. 

"Treated human voices add to the overall atmosphere of unease and suffering. the recurring deep boom is the only piece of structure of the piece, the rest is intentionally chaotic and tuneless."

Part of the Inferno project to imagine and compose the sounds of Dante’s Hell, marking the 700th anniversary of The Divine Comedy. To find out more, visit