Boomkat Product Review:
Juv is the Norwegian duo of Are Mokkelbost and Marius von der Fehr. Miasmah present what is effectively their debut release, some 14 years after it was initially conceived. Between 1996 and 1998 the solemnly attuned duo created a dark metal variant with strong traces of bleak ambient and experimental doom, following a strict methodology within limited means. Sampler-derived minimalism, guitar abstraction and field recordings were key ingredients, slowly coalescing in the confines of their bedroom studio. Unfortunately, due to disagreements, work on the album abruptly stopped. Only two years ago Are Mokkelbost started compiling the album and rediscovered hours of music, rescued from tapes in a suitcase. Think Sunn O))) stuck with Svarte Greiner, Deathprod and Thomas Koner in a freezing log cabin in the Norwegian wilderness, and you're almost there. Recommended.