12/08/2011 : HYPERBUBBLE - Drastic Cinematic

HYPERBUBBLE

Drastic Cinematic

MusicCD
SoundtrackSynth Pop / Electro Pop

[82/100]   
12/08/2011, Dennis OHRT

Having just released their last album 'Candy Apple Daydreams' in 2010, Jess and Jeff Decuir already offer us a new listening experience With 'Drastic Cinematic'. The title is well chosen, as the album is indeed a rather drastic change from the previous ones and the cinematic bit, explains itself while listening to the record.

If you are used to Hyperbubble doing classic upbeat-sugarsweet-synthpop, well, things are not toally different, as the instrumentation doesn't change, but the totally different approach here obviously ends with a different result. The choral opening of 'Vox Noir' takes you on a cruise that is fittingly described as black & white audio noir.

The whole 10 songs offer a good opportunity for cinema in your head, as they could work so well on a soundtrack to a thoughtful independent movie piece. Electronic drumpads and drum machines meet ambient cascades and on top there is almost always a lovely little synthmelody to either drift or dream away. The, rather sparse on vocals, album includes little dialogues in English, French and German. Other vocals come in vocoderized form, that in combination with the drums and synthmelodies give you a Kraftwerk-feeling.

In true movie style, you don't get bonus tracks but the director's cut on CD, meaning an additional 3 mixes of 2 songs from the album that could mostly be seen as possible singles in their original form already: 'Geometry' features vocals by Manda Rin (of BIS) and comes closest to what Haperbubble normally offer on their albums - the 2-part 'Welcome To Infinity' closes the album and reminds a bit of a possible Hyperbubble-remix of a Goldfrapp tune.

Surely a different album, but well worth investing some listening time and enjoying the talents of Jess and Jeff in a slightly different light.

Dennis OHRT
12/08/2011


Music reviews

04
05
BRIAN ENO
The Ship
04
05
LA MUERTE
Murder Machine
03
05
RED SLEEPING BEAUTY
Red Sleeping Beauty
03
05
INWOLVES
Involves
03
05
LUNA RISE
Dark Days and Bright Nights
02
05
LUH
Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

05
05
After 18 years Zoon Politicon are back with a new album!
04
05
New Rabia Sorda Single out soon!
04
05
Cocaine Piss releases second single of their debut album
04
05
Coloured Heads are back with their second album!
03
05
New Wumpscut out
03
05
Nitzer Ebb releases 2CD edition of Industrial Complex

Concert reviews

03
05
MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Brussels, AB (01/05/2016)
02
05
SX
Brussels, AB (30/04/2016)
02
05
THE ARCH
Brussels, The Backpacker Bar (29/04/2016)
28
04
FORMS OF HANDS 16
Festival, Bönen Germany, April 23th 2016
25
04
PSYCHO GENERATION + OST+FRONT
Eernegem, B52 (22/04/2016)
24
04
CHAMELEONS VOX
Kortrijk, De Kreun (24/04/2016)

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

02
05
FEW BITS
We really have only one rule in the group: love and fun.
01
05
SKEPTICAL MINDS
It’s like a voice telling you: “hey guyz... you started, now you have to continue...”
28
04
SADMAN
We love the idea of people listening to our music and standing for hours in front of a great painting.
27
04
DYSCORDIA
We're not afraid of different influences.
26
04
NEW DARK AGE (PETER SLABBYNCK)
Oh, just listen to the records and let Adrian rest in peace.

PHOTOS

18
04
WHISPERING SONS
Record Store Day, Wool-E Shop, Gent, Belgium
18
04
KISS THE ANUS OF A BLACK CAT
Record Store Day, Wool-E Shop, Gent, Belgium
17
04
MOLLY NILSSON
Fantastique Night XLVIIr, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
17
04
MARY OCHER + YOUR GOVERNMENT
Fantastique Night XLVIIr, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
17
04
MENAGE A TROIS
Fantastique Night XLVIIr, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
17
04
RODOLPHE COSTER
Fantastique Night XLVIIr, Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
13
04
THE KVB
BEURSSCHOUWBURG, Brussels, Belgium

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

18
04
Record Store Day 2016 at Wool-E Shop
06
04
Coalescaremonium: a gathering of like-minded as we like it
03
04
Black Easter Day 2 : an impression
02
04
The history behind Waveteef
01
04
Black Easter Day 1: an impression

VIDEO CLIPS

05
05
KNK
Darling
05
05
KATATONIA
Old Heart Falls
04
05
PROJECT PITCHFORK
What Have We Done
04
05
HORTUS ANIMAE WITH LIV KRISTINE
There's No Sanctuary
03
05
CRYSTAL SODA CREAM
Command Control
03
05
FEAR FACTORY
Expiration Date
02
05
MAD MASKS
Tragodia