The Bad Conscience remix of the HYENAZ track “Columns” takes the raw and powerful soundscape of the original into a mainroom techno context. It retains the otherworldliness, the hypnotic energies of the orignal across subtle breaks and drops. The remix centers on a brutally dissected vocal, an unforgiving kick and broken percussion.
The new single Columns by Berlin performance duo HYENAZ will be released on the Canadian techno label OBSKUR MUSIC on January 13 2020. The track, which sounds like industrial techno, is built entirely from vocalizations and organic percussion scavenged deep within a cave outside the pilgrimage town of Częstochowa, Poland.
The lyrics and guttural iterations that were originally improvised in the cave session are a response to militarized violence and to History, specifically the historicising mode which focuses on events and important persona, while blurring events and persona deemed unimportant or inconsequential.
The video for Columns was created in collaboration with Xenia Ramm and Old Erik from the Hackstage artist collective in Denmark. Xenia and Erik used analogue video processing to deconstruct footage of stalactites, trees and wind turbines that HYENAZ collected in the caves of the Harz Mountains.
The release is supported by several dark techno, minimal and electro remixes from Lady Maru, Bad Conscience, Consumer Refund and NVRS.
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