If a sun-bleached, dust-covered reel of audio tape was found among the ancient scrolls in the Qumran caves, the recordings it held might sound much like Lahet Kherev. This experimental, ambient project draws its inspiration from the many unusual sounds described in scripture (Genesis 3:8, Ezekiel 3:13 & 43:2, Acts 2:2, Revelation 6:1). Equally intriguing are those sounds not described - some long since forgotten, others to be heard again at a future time. The resonant hum and crackle of the flaming sword (from which Lahet Kherev derives its name) guarding the Tree of Life in Gan Eden, for example, or the shimmering melody Yacov may have heard emanating from that mysterious ladder (sulam), and even the noise of the whirlwind that carried Eliyahu skyward are all given voice, and become instruments themselves; submerged in layered fields of harmonic debris. If the sacred scrolls that comprise the Tanakh could somehow be played, what would they sound like?
released August 11, 2012
Lahet Kherev is Moshe Meir | Luke Romer
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