Created in 2011, Talweg is a duo from France that features one third of big Volcanic Tongue
faves La Morte Young
. David Keenan
, critic for Wire Magazine
, wrote in a review: "A free metal duo influenced by black metal, free jazz as atomised/energized by Tight Meat Duo and Borbetomagus, the crude sound of Le Rock Non as played by a lot of New Zealand sociopaths… and Bruce Russell’s writings. Talweg take the black slow-motion electricity and garbled vocal incantations of Euro death/doom and bisect it with swathes of thrifty free jazz percussion and nod-out flat-lined drones, conjuring the kind of hallucinatory end-of-the-world drone of Sandoz Lab Technicians in corpse paint and with a fleet of Rashied Alis on percussion. The tortured, throat-shredding vocals and the moments of simply gorgeous tonally complex distant melodies surging straight out of the void ala classic 20th century minimalism make them sound most like a cosmic dub/doom visioning of massed battlefields as broadcast via celestial shortwave and received in a small cave near Qumran. Radical avant stylings with pure Cromagnon
grunt and communal/cultic energies to birth something deep in the heart of the wood."