DVA [HI:EMOTIONS] – NOTU_URONLINEU LP
DVA’s new album NOTU_URONLINEU marks a strong and brave turning point for his music.
Made with the [Hi:Emotions] moniker that DVA has used for a number of remixes in the past, NOTU_URONLINEU is very different from what you might know him for both in it’s darkness and it’s abstract ambitions, but the detail and quality of the music is likely to win over new fans.
The rhythmic brilliance and use of space that have given his dance floor recordings their distinct character have mutated and undergone re-assembly into deeper and darker shades. A more pronounced ‘off grid’, improvised character has seeped in which gives the record a looser feel to previous work, as if intuition guides it rather than club practicalities.
The album was made under some new self-imposed conditions; of the recording of the album he says ‘I realised before making this album I was most happiest when listening to music in the dark like I did when I was at school. So I decided to record the whole album in the dark too’.
Along with this, The album is peppered with hints of faux- therapeutic advertising and psychotic jingles – a reflection of the stress of online life.
Of the themes, DVA says ‘The album project comes from thinking about a short visual story set in a time where a mega corporation H:E / Hi:Emotions is slowly taking control of everything, and plan to eventually make all people live life under one brand in virtual reality.’
NOTU_URONLINEU puts you at the start of that journey.
Released on October 7th on Hyperdub.
05. ‘B IT’
06. ‘ALMOSTU’ feat. Rae Rae, Roses Gabor
09. ‘SHUTDOWNCENTRAL 2.1’
12. ‘SHUTDOWNCENTRAL 3.0’