A project in a search of a shamanistic perspective, channeling at times minimal, meditativ drones; and at other a catharsis of doom, noise and experimentation touching upon folk, post rock, psychedelica and more. But always in a free form.
After having spend time in numerous bands and sound art projects,
(Building Transmissions, Station Grey, Stifled Cries, Maya, Code Ishan, Sombra DeBestia); collaborations with Aaron Turner of Isis, Mary Bellamy, Douglas Park, SamonTakahashi, Carl Michael Von hauswolff, Stephan Beck, Kris Delacourt, ...) ASHTORETH was formed in Antwerp, Belgium during winter of 2010.
After a first performance at the Entree>Exit exhibition ASHTORETH was offered a collaboration with underground fashion label Pelican Avenue, whom dedicated a new collection of clothing to ASHTORETH's music.
This was presented at the Paris Fashion Week in March 2011 and resulted in a singlesided LP by the name of 'ITOBIA', recorded live during the performance, and was released in October 2011 by Pelican Avenue, limited to 300 copies.
ASHTORETH is a solo-project in search of a shamanistic perspective, channeling at times minimal, meditative drones with layers of meandering guitars and at others a catharsis of doom, drone,ambient, folk, metal, noise and experimentation. always in a free and improvised form.
ASHTORETH is a one man's journey into the unknown, exploring new sonic landscapes with every single live performance, sometimes accompanied by projected film.