Haujobb :: Dead Market (Tympanik Audio)

While the sound may not be groundbreaking, Dead Market will definitely appeal to Haujobb’s existing fan base as well as fans of EBM in general and provides a nice appetizer for their upcoming full length.

Haujobb 'Dead Market'

[Release page] Haujobb returns after an extended absence with their new single, Dead Market (a precursor to their upcoming New World March album). The original version of the track starts off with some dissonant FM synth sounding notes and are soon accompanied by some militaristic drumming . Once the chorus of the track kicks in the result sounds like the offspring of Front by Front era Front 242 and late 80’s Depeche Mode. This is both a result of the instrumental aspects and Daniel Myer’s deep deadpan vocals which closely resemble 242’s Jean Luc De Meyer.

The six remixes featured don’t veer too far off course but instead act as complements to the original track. Absolute Body Control’s mix takes an overtly retro take on things with pulsing synths, detuned leads, and analog sounding drums. This mix sounds more 1983 than 2011 which is obviously by intent. The strongest of the mixes is provided by Nomenklatür, who add a minimal techno flair to the track. This mix replaces the verse/chorus song structure with a slowly building tension and paired down use of vocals.

Along with Dead Market and its mixes, the single includes the new track “Letting the Demons Sleep (Nightmare).” The tone and feel are quite similar to Dead Market and make heavy use of vintage sounds. The pacing of this track is a bit slower and less dance friendly.

While the sound may not be groundbreaking, Dead Market will definitely appeal to Haujobb’s existing fan base as well as fans of EBM in general and provides a nice appetizer for their upcoming full length.

Dead Market is out now on Tympanik Audio. [Release page]

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