Hypermond – D. (EP – Hypermond)
Genre/Influences: EBM, industrial.
Background/Info: Hypermond is a project set up by Masha TZKTLPK (ex-0Kontrol) and Nick Zoll. They present themselves as a Russian analogue EBM internet project with female vocals between Brussels (Belgium) by Masha TZKTLPK and Michigan (USA) by Ann Arbor. “D.” is the project’s debut work featuring five songs plus five remixes.
Content: The songs are clearly inspired by EBM, but feature heavier, industrial sound treatments. The songs are carried by solid bass lines while the vocals have been performed in different languages –which already was one of the main characteristics of 0Kontrol.
The remixes have been accomplished by Stahlschlag, Asdean, Bloodconnek7ion, Dreadfool and Okkulta.
+ + + : This debut work took me by surprise! The songs are original, well-crafted and reveal a unique approach with the rough, industrial aspect on top. The writing is pretty elaborated and never falls into easy EBM clichés. I like the solid bass lines mixed with dark sequences while the diversity of the vocals and languages make it all more diversified. I also have to say a word about the remixes, revealing rather unknown names, but great songs. Bloodconnk7ion did a great job remixing “Deus” with an extra boost. Another attention grabber is the remix of “Définition” by Asdean. And last, but not least I also want to mention the remix of “Deus” by Dreadfool.
– – – : I don’t have real minor points to mention. It’s just a pity such a great EP is only available in a digital format.
Conclusion: Hypermond reveals a great potential, dealing with a very own and solid format of industrial EBM.
Best songs: “Deus”, “Définition”, “Disturbio”, “Deus – RMX by Bloodconnek7ion”, “Définition – RMX by Asdean”.
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