Råhypnos – New Chapter – Audio

The Swedish darkwave duo Råhypnos follow up the release of their eponymous EP in 2016 with the release of the LP Do We Want It? on the 27th.

Råhypnos - Photo credit - Andreas Dunsäter

Råhypnos – Photo credit – Andreas Dunsäter

Whilst their previous material featured was of melancholic countenance the first of the ten ten songs on the LP, the fourth, New Chapter (released itself as a stand alone single on the 6th) has a darker shadowing to the composition generating a more foreboding presence that lumbers in to the room pressing the audience in to the corners with its oppressive brooding industrialisation.

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Råhypnos – Without A Voice – Audio

The Swedish melancholic-rock duo Råhypnos released their eponymous début EP today.

Råhypnos - Eponymous EP - artwork

Råhypnos – Eponymous EP – artwork

When introduced back in February the thinking was a seven track album. In the interim with more song writing having been undertaken Råhypnos elected to cut two tracks from the release which will surface with other material in due course.

The fourth of the five on the EP – Without A Voice casts dark shadows around the room as the distorted bass and vocal palls into the ears, prior to the keys surfacing and paring back to a full-bodied vocal that reminds of a vintage Bordeaux with its rich flavour. An intriguing extended bridge suddenly drops into the frame at about a minute and two thirds through the track and runs for over ten seconds – briefly even drifting to silence, before opening up to the second part of the just over three minutes fifty second track, which continues along a parallel theme where emphasised rolling drums are captured by the timpani along with bowed strings and the dual voices drifting apart from each other, which lay together in the opening section, giving Without A Voice a mystery and mastery of its own and my pick of the release.

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Råhypnos – Still Unknown – Video

The Swedish melancholic-rock duo Råhypnos are set to release their début eponymous LP later this year.



There is little chance I wouldn’t be enamoured with the third of the seven tracks Still Unknown with a luxurious bass and stretched baritone stealing its way through the speakers as Råhypnos ponder in askance perspective – the vanity of humanity.

Formed in 2015 the duo have grown in confidence with each other, twining melodic voices voices and instrumentation in calming sinewed commentary of the world around, leaving the listener with gradually building palisades of scorn from which they invite the audience to join hands in their cerebrally challenging conundrum.

Nadja and Pablo who form Råhypnos are able to cast aspersion without becoming vitriolic and it is the becalming nature of the sounds which belie the context that affords them impressive presence.

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