May 112018


If you’re looking for titanically heavy music, the kind that will loosen your teeth and vibrate your spinal fluid, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for music that glimmers and shimmers like the northern lights, you’ve also come to the right place. If you want the sounds of tension and pain, lead-weighted gloom and feverish desperation, mechanized warfare and sunrise grandeur, you’ll find that here as well — plus a steady dose of what makes people compulsively bob their heads.

Even if all you know about Hegemone’s new album, We Disappear, is what you just read, you can already tell that they’re devoted to creating contrasts on multiple levels, sometimes by separating and juxtaposing the differences, and often by layering them together. The music surges and subsides, seems to crack the earth and heat the blood to a feverish boil, and spirits the listener away to heights of of perilous and panoramic wonder. Continue reading »

Mar 282018


There’s such a potent rhythmic drive to this song, like a big powerful engine with pistons hammering, and all that robust torque propelling a heavy machine forward in a way that elevates the pulse rate. We’re the passengers, carried along but also wanting to move our heads like pistons too, locked in to the movements of this gear-shifting juggernaut as it eats up the pavement.

As you’ll discover, that’s only one aspect of the song we’re helping to premiere today, but it’s an aspect with a primal, charismatic attraction. It’s a testament to the imagination of the Polish band Hegemone that what they’ve built around such a muscular musical drivetrain is equally seductive.

The song is “Π“, and it comes from the band’s new album We Disaappear, which will be released on May 11th by Debemur Morti Productions. Continue reading »