Deveykus: Pillar Without Mercy (Tzadik, 6/18/13)
For many, knowledge of Hasidic music is next to nil, with scenes of wedding-chair dances and bar mitzvahs gleaned from television and film. Trombonist Dan Blacksberg, however, has made a career out of reinterpreting Ashkenazic Jewish music in interesting ways. After broaching hardcore with Electric Simcha, Blacksberg recruited four other musicians and combined traditional wordless melodies with doom metal for a new project called Deveykus.
The band’s first track, “Wordless Ecstasy,” is a slow burn, built of trombone, electricity, and weighty, slow-motion beats. Moments of complexity flirt with the ear, building a deceptive drone. It’s a Zen kōan through a Jewish lens.
10 thoughts on “Hasidic doom jazz? Meet Deveykus”
Sweet! Let’s hear more like this.
@[1126071066:2048:Rafael Yrigoyen Zapata] quizas te agrade
oe que paja
es que Tu eres el “amigui doom” xDDDDDDDD
Can’t wait to hear rest of it.
Sounds amazing guys! Can´t wait to hear the rest of it.
hasidic doom jazz. Okay.