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Herva - Hyper Flux Vinyl LP - direct audio

Herva - Hyper Flux Vinyl LP

Planet MU Records

  • $ 2698

Herva Hyper Flux Vinyl LP

Few artists have the ability to totally seduce over a few spins like Italy's Herva. What may seem messy at first listen starts to fall into sharper definition and Hyper Flux makes a very strong case for being his most seductive and mature record yet. The album has dismantled the broken beats of his early records and drifts, dives and shivers, its beats blended into the haze, everything approached from unusual angles with none of the music sounding entirely digital as it smudges between manipulated live instrumentation and field recordings coupled with synthesis and space - there's a warm heart at the center of this music.

The deep ambience of the albums opener "Esotic Energy" melts into the shivering 4/4 pulses of "Jitter." "Nasty MF" pits a sludgy house beat against rough vocal samples whose aggression is disarmed by bell-like melodies, matching one earthiness for another. "Rule The Sun" melts pattering drums and distorted chords with distant piano, while "Multicone" takes things down with relaxing undulating chords and clicks and cuts. The centerpiece of the album is the space cruise of "Lly Spirals" which sounds like early 80s boogie blasted into the stratosphere.

Things start to get weird with "Solar Xub's" drifting jazz, punctuated with scratchy beats and noise. "Cops Twerk" is a rattling piece of uptempo techno with flickering rave chords and a vocal that sounds like police radio whereas "Peach" is a bristling piece of ambient house, all reverbed hits and reversed stabs over a scuttling broken drum kit. "Dedicated" featuring the vocals of Mar G. balances loose chords and a reversed break against her plaintive, striking vocal. Hyper Flux finishes the way it started, with the distorted chords of "Zykmed," echoing dust and hiss played out over a gentle nostalgic melody.

Herva Hyper Flux Track Listing:

1. Esotic Energy
2. Jitter
3. Nasty MF
4. Rule The Sun
5. Multicone
6. Lly Spirals
7. Solar Xub
8. Meta Wave
9. Cops Twerk
10. Peach
11. Dedicated (ft. Mar G)
12. Zykmed

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