Helena Hauff - 'Kern Vol. 5 – Exclusives + Rarities' (CD)
Techno/Industrial 2CD KERN005CD
19th June 2020
Switching within digital binaries, analogue flux, and all forms of degradation in between, a creature is kickstarted to life, as if awoken with locomotion's full might. Helena Hauff delivers a mix for Tresor's Kern series, lashing together a sound world with a potent barrage of industrial dance music.
Scorched-earth missives attract metals and mining chemicals, leaving little in its wake but aggravated and chaotic experiments of lateral hypotheses in acid brine. Like a hyperloop through this labyrinth, this high- velocity future is both beautiful and evil, glinting embers through low-bit fogged-out clusters. 100 metre-high aluminium pylons vibrate, each captivated by their electrified foundations. There is no place for dust to settle on the floor. Where a loose TB-tribalism knocks switches and pounds upward synaptic shocks, life down there is too rapid. Not to be taken lying down, this is the viable path forward without the shackles of turgid passivity. The eect is no less thrilling than crucial, as it presents an essential DJ of our times.
Settling into swift 150bpm groove, Hauff ploughs through shepherd-tone electro, ghetto bumps, and grizzled techno. A new collaborative track with Morah plays a rough game of meter, with Hauff's signature sound clear as ever ripping apart new dimensions with a brutal disorder over deceptive bass synths. The visceral crunch of the present is no more clear than at the halfway point, a threshold in which the breakneck electro falls apart, with the rabid foam of Nasenbluten's ballsy gabber anthem "Intellectual Killer". Slowly more room to breathe comes into view, the pace drawn down revealing a strange sense of resolution, with expansive synths hinting at a beckoning euphoria. At this moment, Helena Hauff is clearly in full stride, uniquely melding fragile machinations against anarchic human interventions.
Helena Hauff and Morah, Umwelt, Machino, Galaxian and L.F.T. all contribute with five previously unreleased tracks, exclusive to the compilation. Rare titles are also featured, such as the late Curley Schoop’s “Mayhem” under the name Esoterik, “City Of Boom” by DJ Godfather & DJ Starski, Nasenbluten’s “Intellectual Killer“ and "After Dark” produced collaboratively by Andrea Parker and David Morley.
Kern Vol.5 - Exclusives + Rarities
- Esoterik – Mayhem B1. Galaxian – Private Tyranny B2. Morah & Hauff – Segment 3 B3. DJ Godfather & DJ Starski – City Of Boom C1. QDT – Untitled C2. Machino – Ministerio D1. Umwelt – Starless Night D2. Shinra – Pinwheel E1. Nasenbluten – Intellectual Killer E2. L.F.T. – Data Move F1. Dirty Hospital - The General F2. Andrea Parker & David Morley – After Dark
CD1 1. Esoterik – Mayhem 2. Mononom – Shrinking 3. Jaquarius – Metamine 4. Slaves Of Sinus - Chaos (And Me) 5. Galaxian - Private Tyranny 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 18. Somatic Responses - Open Window 19. Nasenbluten - Intellectual Killer
CD2 1. Subtopia - The Mob Rules (Umwelt Remix) 2. L.F.T. - Data Move 3. Q.D.T - Untitled 4. Machino – Ministerio 5. SC-164 – Telegraph 6. Shedbug – Sibelle 7. L.F.T. - Nucleon 8. Exzakt - Madrid Nights 9. Umwelt - Starless Night 10. Shinra – Pinwheel 11. Maarten van der Vleuten – Internaut 12. Andrea Parker + David Morley - After Dark