Månen Dark Electro, Folk Häxa This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint. Newcomer to the scene Häxa has pagan folk, witch house, goth, and industrial flowing through her veins with her debut single 'Månen'. She grew up in Alaska in a religious cult, but she never connected and found herself an atheist. It wasn't until years later when she would discover witchcraft, finding comfort and solace by connecting with the earth, moon, galaxy, and stars above. Needless to say, Häxa has stated that she makes music for space witches, which is definitive. But, yes, back to the single. 'Månen' is part vocal ballad and part bedtime lullaby. The mid-paced bassline and trickling xylophone splendor is rather chill and peaceful. The synths that come as the base of the track are welcoming and warm; it's a song that nuzzles you. However, there are problems on the vocal side of things with 'Månen'. As pleasant as Häxa's voice may be, her choral ooo's and ahhh's are blown up in comparison to the beat of the song, often times making me wince. I also think that the reverb (or echo effect or what have you) that's placed on the vocals is overdone, often times burying natural talent in the way of digital effects. 'Månen' is not a terrible track, but it is one that shows both potential and room for improvement. I think that as Häxa gathers more experience in music-making these minor issues will easily be ironed out. Six-and-a-half out of ten.  350
Brutal Resonance

Häxa - Månen

6.5
"Alright"
Released off label 2022
This review was commissioned through Ko-fi. However, it bears no weight on the score or decision. All reviews are written from an unbiased standpoint. 

Newcomer to the scene Häxa has pagan folk, witch house, goth, and industrial flowing through her veins with her debut single 'Månen'. She grew up in Alaska in a religious cult, but she never connected and found herself an atheist. It wasn't until years later when she would discover witchcraft, finding comfort and solace by connecting with the earth, moon, galaxy, and stars above. Needless to say, Häxa has stated that she makes music for space witches, which is definitive. 



But, yes, back to the single. 'Månen' is part vocal ballad and part bedtime lullaby. The mid-paced bassline and trickling xylophone splendor is rather chill and peaceful. The synths that come as the base of the track are welcoming and warm; it's a song that nuzzles you. However, there are problems on the vocal side of things with 'Månen'. As pleasant as Häxa's voice may be, her choral ooo's and ahhh's are blown up in comparison to the beat of the song, often times making me wince. I also think that the reverb (or echo effect or what have you) that's placed on the vocals is overdone, often times burying natural talent in the way of digital effects. 

'Månen' is not a terrible track, but it is one that shows both potential and room for improvement. I think that as Häxa gathers more experience in music-making these minor issues will easily be ironed out. Six-and-a-half out of ten. 
Aug 08 2022

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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