June 19, 2024

V/A Hyperakusis III (CD Album – Audiophob)

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Genre/Influences: IDM, techno-body, dark-ambient, experimental, cinematographic.

Background/Info: This compilation is the third chapter in the “Hyperakusis”-series set up by Audiophob. It also celebrates the 15th anniversary of the German label driven by Carsten Stiller (Alarmen) and Mirko Hentrich (Spherical Disrupted).

Artists: The Negativity Bias, Wesenberg, Mortaja, Spherical Disrupted, Darkrad, Alarmen, Mandelbrot.

Content: The sampler first of all stands for a nice sonic canvas from the label’s roster and the different music genres. From pure IDM to electro-ambient to techno-body music to darker, cinematographic plus ambient to a final tribal driven cut, the common element between all the artists is the sound intelligence.

+ + + : The album only features exclusive tracks and that’s a real positive point. I already mentioned the sound intelligence, which I think is the keyword to define Audiophob. The label is not releasing that many new productions, but quality is clearly more important for Carsten and Mirko than quantity. I especially want to mention a great opening piece in the purest IDM format by The Negativity Bias, Wesenberg on his best with an ambient/IDM track, the techno-body approach of Mortaja, the tribal style of Mandelbrot and the dark-astral sound travels by Spherical Disrupted, Darkrad and Alarmen.

– – – : There’s nothing to throw away on this sampler although there are two remixes, which aren’t exactly my favorite cuts.

Conclusion: This sampler simply confirms the great sound taste of Audiophob, which is a label I particularly appreciate and which gets my total support! This is the pure sound intelligence!

Best bands: The Negativity Bias, Wesenberg, Mortaja, Mandelbrot, Spherical Disrupted.

Rate: (8½).

Label: www.audiophob.de / www.facebook.com/audiophob

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