Hamburg born selector Helena Hauff has been well received on the European scene since putting out her first tunes back in 2013, from then she has went on to deliver mixes for platforms like Resident Advisor, and BBC Radio 1’s well known Essential Mix and has performed for the dancefloors of Rex Club, Dekmantel and Tresor. Now the German native makes a return to twiddling filters and programming drums as she delivers her second long player. Following the 2015 release of
Discreet Desires on Werkdiscs, Hauff’s latest is titled Qualm, and includes 12 tracks in total. Within the tracklist you will find a vast supply of distorted synth sounds, separated by sweat inducing tom and clap rolls on tracks like ‘Lifestyle Guru’, or the sleep proposing timidness of ‘Entropy Created You And Me’. All the tracks on the record are analogically source, and it is definitely a sound for the enthusiasts more so than the general fan of house or techno. The album is available in a number of formats, including a double vinyl option, CD, digital and even on cassette.
Where to start:
‘Entropy Created You And Me’ – The soundtrack to your next dream
‘Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg – Modulated bass takes the crown
‘Qualm’ – The bright, resonating title track
Previous from Helena Hauff:
A Tape (2017, Dark Entries)
Discreet Desires (2015, Werkdiscs)
If you like this then check out:
JASSS – Weightless (2017, iDEAL)
UMFANG – Symbolic Use Of Light (2017, Technicolour)
Helena Hauff – Qualm is out now on Ninja Tune, stream the full album below.