Influences: Omen

 
Music

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.

  • 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.

  • Drugs Drugs Drugs

    Tonetta embraces the grotesque while keeping things upbeat, unifying all human emotions and bodily functions under the banner of Rock ‘n’ Roll. I am a big fan of Tonetta’s music videos; I love the aesthetic; the horniness and the party vibes.

  • Get Choong And Look At The Sky

    These two (Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland) and their various manifestations are prolific which makes it hard to pick favorites. This particular video has that hazy lo-fi thing going on that makes Hype Williams music so special and was a rare nugget of footage way back when.

  • Primitive Calculators - I Can't Stop It

    During my formative years in Australia when my peers and I were hell bent on No New York, buried gems of the Australian underground began popping up in our peripheries. Primitive Calculators were particularly significant, especially for the late Shaun South; a friend of mine and central figure in the D.I.Y music scene in his time. He was an advocate of „synth punk“ when everyone around us were playing guitars. This is a track of theirs is laid over beautiful live footage of them playing in a backyard.

  • I'Ve Never Been Alive - Phil Thomas Katt

    Phil Thomas Katt is a legend of the underground. The video is absolutely magical and was first shown to me by a dear friend who now produces music under the moniker MOON WHEEL.

  • Sebadoh * Bridge Was You

    From the time in which i still believed one minute songs were the best kind of songs. I was obsessed with this whole album when I was about 15. The lyrics are deranged and sentimental. My older sister’s best friend had a copy of tape in the car, so I first heard it riding around in the passenger seat on the east coast in Australia, where I went to high school.

  • Spooky Black - Without You

    This is a track my best friend Katrina was playing often while we were living together in Berlin in 2014. It was a winter in which it’d get dark at 4pm and you’d just want to start drinking booze.

  • Mafia Der Liebe Pt.1

    This track is a reworking of Andy Stott’s track Violence by Kristallo Ronaldo and DJ TAXHAM. I like how the vocals seem kind of delirious and improvised and the lyrics (sung in german) ’cause they’re pretty basic yet kind of psycho. I find this video stylistically special too.