Prol – the new release by Berlin based outlier and producer Hannah S. aka Omen – is a work of scathing and crooked degeneration that hurls together battered late capitalist synth pop, defective cassette dub, combative scraps of industrial noise and traces of deliriously unsound vocal R&B.
Through the means of subverted presets and samples, half broken sound toys, stylophones and liberally calibrated effects pedals, Hannah creates a splintered and skewed perspective across twelve tracks that contend with ill-fated relationships, narcissism, hedonism, admiration, repulsion and all the other usual - and unusual - consequences of shared experience under untrammelled capital.
Intermittently written and recorded between 2015 and 2019 across Berlin, Australia & Peru, Prol transmits a sharply delivered sense of fracture and disorientation that is at once caustic, languorous and euphoric. Electronics trail off down perverse paths, snarling dissonances and scorching in-the-red tremors of low end burst at the seams, vocals are caught between sour, satirical disaffection and astute, fervent appreciation. The results are myriad, disorderly, not easily contained, a case of cutting across different extremes yet somehow remaining a united conception even amidst severe contrasts.
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V - No Return
No Return is an anthem in my opinion, and one that nicely reflects a youth misspent in Berlin where the track was recorded. The music video, a work of art, was made by Martina Schöne-Radunski. V and I will be playing several dates together in August this year across Germany, Netherlands and Denmark.