Heute haben wir etwas ganz besonderes für euch: H E X. Die Musik dieses Genfer Kollektivs lässt sich unmöglich eindeutig einem Genre zuordnen und versteht sich auch vielmehr als eine Art Soundtrack zu einem imaginären Film.
Irgendwo zwischen klassischen Soundtrackcomposern wie John Carpenter oder den gerne im Gruselbereich tätigen Goblin, elektronischer Musik, bzw. EBM und zeitgenössischem Postcore feuern H E X ein ständig im Wandel befindliches Stimmungsfeuerwerk ab. Das neue selbstbetitelte Album erscheint am 25.05.2018 via Hummus Records und kann ab sofort bei prettyinnoise.de komplett gestreamt werden.
Die Band meint zum Album:
This Self-titled album took 4 years in the making. It was a long and sometimes difficult process as we completely produced it by ourselves. I think that Vincent Hänggi, who recorded and mixed the entire album has definitely lost his mind sometimes in the process.
In 2013, we had recorded a first version of the album to then decide to throw everything away and start over. At the time, the approach was very different. Our music was more into post-punk. The tracks were not the same but the structure and some initial beats were already there. The problem is that we were listening to the drum sound of the working demo and we quite liked the digital, industrial vibe that came out of it. The rhythm was a digital midi drum kit but it had this energy that caught us right away. So, we decided to replace the Rickenbacker by a DX7, to trigg the drum to make it sound more industrial while keeping the initial heavy/post punk aspect of the guitars. Then, we decided to add Laure’s vocals to add a softer and dreamy touch.
At the end we are very happy with the result and we are thrilled to see if people will get into it. It has always been difficult for us to describe our music. You can hear indus influences, cold wave synths mood, heavy and post punk punch too… We could cut the songs in clear layers: an industrial and robotics one made by the rhythm and the percussions, a melodic and psychedelic one by synthesizers and a more organic one made by the voice and the guitars. This atypical mixture creates a kind of heavy industrial orchestra which collides through audio pieces from 8 to 10 minutes.
Titelbild: © Mehdi Benkler