Nov 2016 23

Haujobb - BlendwerkHaujobb
Category: Electro / Industrial / EBM
Album: Blendwerk
Stars: 5
Blurb: Throughout the years, Haujobb has released mesmerizing albums that manage to linger in the consciousness of a diehard following, and once again the combined talents of Dejan Samardzic and Daniel Myer come back around with a fierce selection of tracks that sets a new standard in artistic direction.


 

Haujobb has always been a trendsetter with a creative scope that’s more distinctive than many other more traditional sounding EBM/IDM or electro/industrial projects, and Daniel Myer and Dejan Samardzic are finishing strong in 2016 with the release of the highly anticipated Blendwerk, unlocking new and exciting approaches to their creative process yet managing to stay true to those signature sounds and lyrical style that captivates the imagination. Haujobb has never sounded more clear, crisp, and uncut, and Myer and Samardzic continue to transcend the boundaries of artistic ingenuity further, one unique track at a time.

Blendwerk invites fans to descend into an intricately woven world of compelling styles and harmonizing sound combinations, addressing them with compelling questions and engaging statements. Haujobb’s creations have always taken on diverse, ever-evolving forms throughout the band’s career, and in this album, Myer and Samardzic once again excel in keeping with that tradition in fresh and surprising ways. “Perfection” with its piano and intensifying rhythms, “Leaving” with its dreamy, enchanting modulation and digitized whispered poetry, and “Dark Heart” with its feeling of electro-mechanical gears coming to life are the meat and gristle of Blendwerk, rendering more complex and inspirational substance, while tracks like “Information Space” and “Little Miss Danger” are more mentally entrancing in tone, sliding into sexual undertones and alter-egotistical expressions and at times sounding more explicit and almost malevolently operatic in delivery over droning melodies. “Completion,” which is hit material with its fast, progressive rhythm and hypnotic bass lines, and “Failures,” which commands a dirtier industrial beat, add that foot-moving, danceable dynamic to Blendwerk. Haujobb becomes more unhinged and inner-directed with songs like “Input Error,” where Myer’s seductive lyrics spirit the listener away to more intense realms of the emotion, and “Destroy” with its erratic soundscapes, resonating vocals, and assaulting beats, and throughout the musical tour de force, one can truly value how Haujobb incorporates various levels of complexity into the compositions. Haujobb wraps up Blendwerk with “Produkt,” which is a different and savage monster altogether with turbulent arrangements and confrontational tone, accompanied by that real sensation of explosive adrenaline rising to a deranged climax.

The darkly brilliant minds that came together to produce this audio gem are still very much inspired and committed to pushing the envelope in creating music that dares to cross conceptual boundaries. Blendwerk is for those who have a palate for more intelligently experimental and clever forms of sound, and one that people will get a real charge out of for years to come.
 
Track list:

  1. Completion
  2. Dark Heart
  3. Destroy
  4. Failures
  5. Information Space
  6. Input Error
  7. Leaving
  8. Little Miss Danger
  9. Meltdown
  10. Perfection
  11. Produkt

 
Haujobb
Website, MySpace, Facebook, SoundCloud, Bandcamp
Negative Gain Productions
Website, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp
Artoffact Records
Website, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter
 
Purchase at:
Amazon Vinyl
Bandcamp
Storming the Base CD
Storming the Base Vinyl
 
2016-02-12
 
Will Sanchez (Will Superior)

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