Hidden Hierarchies - Hidden Hierarchies
Welcome Hidden Hierarchies to the playing field. This Canadian duo consists of Ethan Moseley and Jeye Daye who perform Glitchy Trip-hop industrial. While they don't do much in the way of putting out an online biography, Hidden Hierarchies has just released their self-titled debut EP two days ago. Inside are five tracks with spoken word vocals. They do have the album available on both CD and cassette right now at a cheap price as well. So, if you really enjoy them, go grab a copy of either (or both) and support the scene.
Anyway, Hidden Hierarchies pretty much describe their sound very well. You'll find glitched out, looping industrial sample based sounds all throughout the EP with a touch of noisey sludge. The music is awesome. Whether it's the factory drone noises found on 'Not Mine' or the gritty guitar sound on 'Liar', I'm sure anyone will be able to find something to enjoy. However, I will argue that the sound can be a little too repetitious. The looping pattern should be broken up by more than just interchanging background electronics.
Vocalist Jeye Daye doesn't do that bad of a job when it comes to the spoken word lyrics either. She has a deeper set of chords that set well against the bleak and gloomy sounds of Hidden Hierarchies. It does sound as if whatever was used to record her voice wasn't able to produce on par quality per the electronics. I would suggest getting either new equipment or some studio time to make sure that the album is cohesive. It's a slight drop out, but nothing too terrible.
So, all-in-all, Hidden Hierarchies isn't too shabby. Yea, I have my complaints about the album, but it's more constructive criticism than anything. The good outweighs the bad in this scenario. HIdden Hierarchies has a bright future ahead of themselves, and I can see them growing fast with a good audience as they mature and develop their sound.
Mar 31 2016
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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