Special Order: Naam, Vow LP
NAAM's Vow opens yet another chapter for this Brooklyn-based quartet, breaking new ground both sonically and progressively through the exploration of the realm of psychedelia. Dark melodic tones, vocal harmonies and heavy synthesizer presence accompany the listener in the shift towards NAAM's new-found astral plane. As deep, doom-ridden tones and tribal drums accompany the acid-casualty grooves and freakouts of NAAM past, NAAM future presents not only a more progressive and developed concept through music, but also through the concept of spirituality. NAAM's musical and lyrical evolution into darker territory once again focuses on the sacrament – this time through the rites of sexuality, the devotion towards hedonism and the mortification of desire. As the band's past concepts have dealt with higher powers, unknown beings and mysticism, Vow draws from a more personal, Id-driven nature, focusing on the animal/human duality within.