Be the Hammer's debut album, Tangled Mass, consists of 6 tracks/38 minutes of noise/drone and was entirely recorded using a Big Briar theremin [looped and processed through a variety of pedals and plug-ins, then heavily edited and layered into a computer].
The result is a collection of heavy, cinematic, nightmarish and (often) long soundscapes that will take your mind to gloomy places.
"The anxiety increases with every sound, along with your heart rate and your darkest fears". — Daniel Alexander, Cultartes Magazine
"The Belgium-based duo’s unabridged, dissonant, and obscure six-song epic is a constant wail of mangled industrial tones and steely, haunting echoes. But with a careful listen, these resonant sounds emerge impactful, well-imagined, thoughtful, and even well-composed.' — Lindsay O'Connor, Osprey Music Magazine
"If you want something heavy on the ambiance where instruments
are not played in the conventional sense as much as they are manipulated as sonic tools, then this is an audio art exhibit you
will appreciate (...)" — Wil Lewellyn, Abysmal Hymns
"Be The Hammer brings a delicately interesting soundscape with a high trip value. It’s thick and dense in an odd drone-ish way with a bit of scraping sounds on the sides. There are also nice higher tones that feel like they are combining the sound of a woman’s scream, steamboat and synthesized choir to create pure audio perfection."
— Yeah I Know It Sucks
"Oddly beautiful at times, this is the sound of pure unrestrained sonic freedom." — Beach Sloth
released October 21, 2015
Be the Hammer are:
Dominique Van Cappellen-Waldock: theremin, voice
Raoul Puke: loops, programming, sound mangling
All tracks recorded and produced by Be the Hammer
Mixed by Nicolas 'Lyx' Surra Spadea
Mastered by Samuël 'World of Sh!t' Cloet
Cover art by D. Van Cappellen-Waldock
Logo by R. Puke