NNHMN – Deception Island (Album – Zoharum)
Genre/Influences: Minimal-Electro, Electro-Wave.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: The Berliner based Polish duo of NNHMN last year released two EPs entitled “Deception Island 1” and “Deception Island 2” on Oráculo Records. Zoharum this year released both EPs together as an album featuring the ten original songs.
Content: NNHMN is a band I personally consider as one of the greatest revelations from the past few years; Minimal-Electro-Wave music, which is clearly reminding me of the sterile- and cold atmospheres of the 80s. The whispering and totally emotionless way of singing of Lee creates an icy, sensual touch while Michal’s sound production creates a kind of dark-cellar dancefloor sensation.
+ + + : If there’s one band that awakens my curiosity on each new work it for sure is NNHMN (Non Human). They aren’t setting the world alight, but creates a fascinating vintage exposure with a true Minimalistic approach. The typical melodic strings, dry snares and icy sequences are reminding me of the 80s. I think it’s a real good thing both EP’s have been assembled as a full length album and there are some brilliant songs on it like “Deception Island”, “Education Lost”, “In Darkness”, “Nachtgang” and “Robot Woman”.
– – – : This album is a kind of compilation so if you already know both “Deception Island”-EPs you’ll be not surprised.
Conclusion: I remain totally addicted to the impressive Minimalism of this Berlin based duo; this is how Electro-underground music has to sound!
Best songs: “Deception Island”, “Education Lost”, “In Darkness”, “Nachtgang”, “Robot Woman”, “The River Of Fire”.
Label: www.zoharum.com / www.facebook.com/zoharum
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