Haujobb - Dead Market
IDM, Experimental How long has it been since Haujobb put anything new out, well I was still in my 20s... that's how long. One of the most high profile names out there and definitely one of the most scrutinized, Dejan and Daniel are always sure to divide their fanbase in a most polarizing way every time they release something. Myer's been off touring with Recoil and also joining the ranks of another big name, Covenant, during Haujobb's absence. As for Samardzic, his activities have been harder to ascertain but he has a soundcloud... with music on it the likes of which you aren't even prepared for. Here's to it's eventual release. Former member Bjorn Junemann put out his debut as Standeg in 2009 effectively re-writing the game book for methodically precise electro. Right, so that's 2003 til now covered. Here's the new single at long last.

There aren't really any straws for the industrial/ebm crowd to grab on to with this one , if you liked the adventurous spirit of Ninetynine you're going be into what's going on with 'Dead Market'. Haujobb themselves, as always, provide the wildest mixes, the extended version of 'Dead Market' is stuffed to the gills with what I suspect are manually placed sounds deliberately contorted, manipulated and synthesized in very demanding ways. At last a finished (?) version of 'Letting the Demons Sleep' appears and completely obliterates the demo version they had gifted us previously. What the hell must it be like to sit down in a room and come up with this sort of thing, I'm awestruck at the meticulous attention to detail. Cross those t's dot those i's, and whatever you do never ignore the dashes. Absolute Body Control return the remix favor with a stripped down devil of a version. This thing is seamless and shiny and yet even it retains the new aesthetic which Haujobb are now exploring in their music: those wrong notes happen to be right, leave them in.

Now I'm not one to mire myself in the past but the reason to really get amped up by this single is saved for the last mix: the engineer's dub which is executed by electronic studio legend/wizard/god PK. That's Paul Kendall, if you were wondering. Where have you heard him before? You of my generation, check those Ebb singles, check your Recoil albums as well. Blare your copy of The Digital Intervention. This is a cause for celebration, truly. That this man is involved with our two heroes is incredible. His mix, you ask? The sound? This guy has one hand behind his back and easily shows up everyone else on here, no you won't hear what he's done unless you immerse yourself in a headphone session but what he packs into this mix is as bizarrely entrancing as mercury let out of the bottle running this way and that on fallow ground. You may wish to just step aside and marvel at the composition of such an alien organism, I personally choose to get my hands dirty and go the tactile route, who cares if it's poisonous.

'Dead Market' is merely a taster for their new album "New World March" that is due later this year and which, according to the band, will feature input from another maestro of eclectic technological symbiosis: HECQ. Blindingly brilliant times ahead, everyone. As they did with 'Solutions for a Small Planet', Haujobb are about to make another exponential leap into the void regardless of expectations or reactions. At long last they truly don't care what anyone thinks again, and it's a pleasure to be along even for a short while in their universe.
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Brutal Resonance

Haujobb - Dead Market

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2011 by Tympanik Audio
How long has it been since Haujobb put anything new out, well I was still in my 20s... that's how long. One of the most high profile names out there and definitely one of the most scrutinized, Dejan and Daniel are always sure to divide their fanbase in a most polarizing way every time they release something. Myer's been off touring with Recoil and also joining the ranks of another big name, Covenant, during Haujobb's absence. As for Samardzic, his activities have been harder to ascertain but he has a soundcloud... with music on it the likes of which you aren't even prepared for. Here's to it's eventual release. Former member Bjorn Junemann put out his debut as Standeg in 2009 effectively re-writing the game book for methodically precise electro. Right, so that's 2003 til now covered. Here's the new single at long last.

There aren't really any straws for the industrial/ebm crowd to grab on to with this one , if you liked the adventurous spirit of Ninetynine you're going be into what's going on with 'Dead Market'. Haujobb themselves, as always, provide the wildest mixes, the extended version of 'Dead Market' is stuffed to the gills with what I suspect are manually placed sounds deliberately contorted, manipulated and synthesized in very demanding ways. At last a finished (?) version of 'Letting the Demons Sleep' appears and completely obliterates the demo version they had gifted us previously. What the hell must it be like to sit down in a room and come up with this sort of thing, I'm awestruck at the meticulous attention to detail. Cross those t's dot those i's, and whatever you do never ignore the dashes. Absolute Body Control return the remix favor with a stripped down devil of a version. This thing is seamless and shiny and yet even it retains the new aesthetic which Haujobb are now exploring in their music: those wrong notes happen to be right, leave them in.

Now I'm not one to mire myself in the past but the reason to really get amped up by this single is saved for the last mix: the engineer's dub which is executed by electronic studio legend/wizard/god PK. That's Paul Kendall, if you were wondering. Where have you heard him before? You of my generation, check those Ebb singles, check your Recoil albums as well. Blare your copy of The Digital Intervention. This is a cause for celebration, truly. That this man is involved with our two heroes is incredible. His mix, you ask? The sound? This guy has one hand behind his back and easily shows up everyone else on here, no you won't hear what he's done unless you immerse yourself in a headphone session but what he packs into this mix is as bizarrely entrancing as mercury let out of the bottle running this way and that on fallow ground. You may wish to just step aside and marvel at the composition of such an alien organism, I personally choose to get my hands dirty and go the tactile route, who cares if it's poisonous.

'Dead Market' is merely a taster for their new album "New World March" that is due later this year and which, according to the band, will feature input from another maestro of eclectic technological symbiosis: HECQ. Blindingly brilliant times ahead, everyone. As they did with 'Solutions for a Small Planet', Haujobb are about to make another exponential leap into the void regardless of expectations or reactions. At long last they truly don't care what anyone thinks again, and it's a pleasure to be along even for a short while in their universe.
Jun 18 2011

Peter Marks

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