Helena Hauff - Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8bS3h-Bkag

Holy shit this is a motherfucker.

The album is called 'Qualm' but I didn't think that would pull the punters in in the same way as 'Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg' so hey.

From what I can tell it's recorded largely live, with one drum machine and one synth, and the whole thing is similarly face-melting. I appreciated rather than loved her last album, Discreet Desires, but this one is flat out astonishing throughout.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:42 (four years ago) link

oh shit, i really liked discreet desires

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:43 (four years ago) link

I should point out there are actually some really gorgeous meditative synth melodies in there alongside all the distorted kick drums and lasers and acid squelches.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:51 (four years ago) link

i haven't heard it yet but if you're right, album of the year

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:53 (four years ago) link

*presses play*

https://i.gifer.com/EkM0.gif

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:38 (four years ago) link

thought i was in for a strict diet of drum sounds and then "entropy created you and me" happened, god this rules

the thing that struck me about discreet desires is that she has a great sense of groove that keeps your attention moving with the music, and it applies here too even when there's v little of the rushing 808 vortex to hold directly onto

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:48 (four years ago) link

Bought her whole catalog on Bandcamp after reading an interview with her the other week. So far I like it, but I was hoping to love it. Haven't made it all the way through Qualm yet, though.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:59 (four years ago) link

Listening to the album now and yes this rules hard. It's fantastic and lots of it sounds so dirty. I had to check my needle for dust. Lovely synth melodies too.

kraudive, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:31 (four years ago) link

probably best off ignoring the faint praise it get's on RA. Only heard a few tracks and it sounds ace!

calzino, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:34 (four years ago) link

fantastic producer, consistently goes hard

brimstead, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:42 (four years ago) link

That's a banger

paolo, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 06:56 (four years ago) link

I only heard of her just recently, checked a few tracks from the new album and I loved them. Definitely will buy the whole LP.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:42 (four years ago) link

this rules

nxd, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 10:57 (four years ago) link

...she has a great sense of groove that keeps your attention moving with the music

Seriously, go see her DJ when you can.

willem, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 11:30 (four years ago) link

Loved Discreet Desires, only heard one from this but it's shaping up well.

emil.y, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 16:52 (four years ago) link

I've heard she's an incredible DJ. I haven't listened to this album yet: the last one didn't thrill me and the faint praise from other sources hasn't seen it shoot up my list yet...

boxedjoy, Saturday, 11 August 2018 09:38 (four years ago) link

I've heard a few of her mixes and she's decent but I don't see what all the fuss is about. Maybe she's a lot better live or something

paolo, Saturday, 11 August 2018 10:02 (four years ago) link

This albums fucking great, that's the "fuss". The usual correction for a female artist though eh?

kraudive, Saturday, 11 August 2018 10:23 (four years ago) link

Bought this a couple of days ago, and listened twice maybe? Not had masses of time for music lately but this is great. Feels like it does the Jon Hopkins thing of starting with bangers and then narratively leaving the club and walking home, only she's in a way more interesting club to start off with, and she's nowhere near as boring as him.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 21:10 (four years ago) link

idg what ppl who don't like this are looking for in music

flopson, Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:01 (four years ago) link

really disagree w the RA review that the last 2 tracks are weak. 'panegyric' esp so mindbending

flopson, Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:57 (four years ago) link

Love this album, love those dirty acid sounds. Never really listened to Discreet Desires, curious to check it out.

breastcrawl, Sunday, 12 August 2018 01:03 (four years ago) link

The Smell of Suds and Steel is just frigging awesome!

calzino, Sunday, 12 August 2018 12:15 (four years ago) link

“panegyric” is unbelievably amazing

album is unbelievably amazing

princess of hell (BradNelson), Sunday, 19 August 2018 16:05 (four years ago) link

yeah, i love it so much. all about 'lifestyle guru' right now, that grimy churning acid is so satisfying

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 19 August 2018 18:52 (four years ago) link

dirtbox acid mournful synth - every track's a belter. Aoty.

kraudive, Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:50 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

i fucking love this record

princess of hell (BradNelson), Saturday, 8 September 2018 14:43 (four years ago) link

there is some mesmerising stuff on here and even the titles absolutely kick arse, it's fucking good stuff!

calzino, Saturday, 8 September 2018 15:40 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

https://soundcloud.com/tresorberlin/lft-data-move

Kern Vol.5 mixed by Helena Hauff
(2CD / digital)

1. Esoterik – Mayhem
2. Mononom – Shrinking
3. Jaquarius – Metamine
4. Slaves Of Sinus – Chaos (And Me)
5. Galaxian – Private Tyranny <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
6. Blackmass Plastics – Holy Handgrenade
7. Volruptus – We Are The Cyborgs
8. Animistic Beliefs – An Eye For A.I.
9. Paul Blackford – Dance Yourself To Death
10. DJ Godfather & DJ Starski – City Of Boom
11. Dirty Hospital – The General
12. Galaxian – Glasgow To Detroit
13. SolarX – Bionic Man
14. The Advent – Work Dat
15. O-Wells – Park Jit
16. Privacy – Go
17. Morah & Hauff – Segment 3 <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
18. Somatic Responses – Open Window
19. Nasenbluten – Intellectual Killer
20. Subtopia – The Mob Rules (Umwelt Remix)
21. L.F.T. – Data Move <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
22. Q.D.T ‎ – Untitled
23. Machino – Ministerio <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
24. SC-164 – Telegraph
25. Shedbug – Sibelle
26. L.F.T. – Nucleon
27. Exzakt – Madrid Nights
28. Umwelt – Starless Night <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
29. Shinra – Pinwheel
30. Maarten van der Vleuten – Internaut
31. Andrea Parker + David Morley – After Dark

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Kern Vol.5 mixed by Helena Hauff
Exclusive & Rare
(3x12")

A. Esoterik – Mayhem
B1. Galaxian – Private Tyranny <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
B2. Morah & Hauff – Segment 3 <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
B3. DJ Godfather & DJ Starski – City Of Boom
C1. Q.D.T. ‎– Untitled
C2. Machino – Ministerio <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
D1. Umwelt – Starless Night <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
D2. Shinra – Pinwheel
E1. Nasenbluten – Intellectual Killer
E2. L.F.T. – Data Move <<< Kern Exclusive >>>
F1. Dirty Hospital - The General
F2. Andrea Parker & David Morley – After Dark

=

Released by:
Tresor Records
Release date:
19 June 2020

willem, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 13:50 (two years ago) link

hahahaha, fuckin' nasenbluten, rock on

Kate (rushomancy), Thursday, 9 April 2020 04:24 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

10/10 instant classic

the late great, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 21:42 (two years ago) link

referring to the 2cd mixed version, spoiling us for pounding dark ecstatic tunnel vision hauff music

the late great, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 21:43 (two years ago) link

Yes, it's very good. This is fun too: https://soundcloud.com/dkmntl/helena-hauff-dj-stingray-at-dekmantel-festival-2016?in=dkmntl/sets/unheard-dekmantel-festival

toby, Thursday, 6 August 2020 09:45 (two years ago) link

yeah the kern mix fucking rips

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 6 August 2020 14:10 (two years ago) link

wow this is fabulous

Tim F, Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:39 (two years ago) link

Damn, I want to crank this up over here, but I think my family would kick me to the curb if I did

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:35 (two years ago) link

i still don't care so much for her original productions but i knew she was legit when this happened

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdJy_g1G7Ho

the late great, Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:41 (two years ago) link

i should clarify, i have no specific criticism of her productions, just don't think they're as exceptional as her dj skills

the late great, Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:47 (two years ago) link

I thought Qualm was mostly faceless, but I'll check this one out.

pomenitul, Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:49 (two years ago) link

faces are overrated

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 6 August 2020 23:19 (two years ago) link

helena hast melted mein face hauff

the late great, Thursday, 6 August 2020 23:28 (two years ago) link

My bad, forgot I was in the Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg thread.

pomenitul, Thursday, 6 August 2020 23:28 (two years ago) link

no facists allowed

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 7 August 2020 00:07 (two years ago) link

This is like a really good radiation bath

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 7 August 2020 00:29 (two years ago) link

Starless Night followed by Pinwheel \m/

lukas, Friday, 7 August 2020 03:31 (two years ago) link

on top of the sonics, that is some of the chillest, coolest-looking DJing I've ever seen

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Friday, 7 August 2020 03:35 (two years ago) link

WE ARE THE CYBORGS.

Matt DC, Friday, 7 August 2020 14:52 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Played Qualm again the other night and loved it again and bought the Kern 2 CD mix. This is fucking brilliant. Hard af.

kraudive, Monday, 13 June 2022 18:07 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

revisited the kern mix last night. cyberpunk superhighway

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 22 November 2022 16:40 (one week ago) link


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