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Hyper Flux
Artist
Herva
ReleaseProduct
Hyper Flux
Label
Planet Mu
Catalogue Number
ZIQ385
Release Date
February 2017
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Italian sound explorer Herva follows up 2015's Kila with another genre-defying album for Planet Mu, his second for Mike Paradina's imprint. Unlike his previous releases for labels like Delsin and Don't Be Afraid, Hyper Flux sees the Florence-based producer experiment with "real" instruments, taking guitars and weird acoustic devices built by his dad as a starting point.

Herva’s handling of these instruments, which he manipulates with a range of effects and combines with field recordings and FM synthesis, demonstrates his unique perspective as a producer. While his frantic rhythms wouldn’t pass as the most easily accessible, they often disappear in a haze of swept up sounds, adding a warm and welcoming touch – exemplified in the pearlescent mallets counterbalancing ‘Jitter’s’ splintered beat, down-pitched vocal samples and gnarling guitars. Whereas the weirdness reaches its height with the down-tempo collage of ‘Meta Wave’, sounding like the inside of a mutating clockwork, the overdriven kicks of ‘Nasty MF’ and the dub-y meanderings of ‘Lly Spirals’ bridge the album with Herva’s dance-floor output. With idiosyncrasy constituting one of Planet Mu’s core values, his unusual approach makes him fit seamlessly into the seminal label’s roster.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Esotic Energy Herva 4:49 Buy
  2. 2 Jitter Herva 3:48 Buy
  3. 3 Nasty MF Herva 4:27 Buy
  4. 4 Rule The Sun Herva 4:40 Buy
  5. 5 Multicone Herva 3:21 Buy
  6. 6 Lly Spirals Herva 5:53 Buy
  7. 7 Solar Xub Herva 3:13 Buy
  8. 8 Meta Wave Herva 4:30 Buy
  9. 9 Cops Twerk Herva 3:53 Buy
  10. 10 Peach Herva 4:11 Buy
  11. 11 Dedicated Herva featuring Mar G 6:02 Buy
  12. 12 Zykmed Herva 4:28 Buy

Herva

Planet Mu

Electronic and Electronica

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