Based in Chicago HIDE is back with more dark and exciting industrial electronic music, today announcing their third album, Inner terror, which is said to “further abandon traditional concepts of song structure in favor of fragmented rhythms and an immediate, feverish release.
“Expanding on previous themes of autonomy and empowerment, Inner terror addresses and questions the corporeal and immaterial body in a physical and metaphysical sense, ”the press release added. Returning to inner terror, reflecting on the world around us, HIDE gives voice to the power of destruction as a catalyst for hope, and to the collective experiences of those who have gone before us as a source of our own power. The raw vocal delivery of a mantra-like prose that is emitted produces a furious, whining groan that lulls, taunts, questions, proclaims and laments. The paucity of collected field recordings gives way to more fluid arrangements while maintaining a biting urgency. The result is minimal, spacious, and jarring; a distant blow turned into the pulse of a hypnotic dirge, the drones emerge from fragments of decomposed sound, bending, boiling through his body. “
The first single and video of “Don’t bend over” has just been released and “repeats the eccentric, messy beat of a Depeche Mode CD that skips with the twisted trill of a composition sampled by pianist and songwriter Mildred Couper to produce a madly spinning other world where self-immolation serves as your contribution to society. “
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“HIDE’s previous releases include the 2016 EP Black Flame, which is dedicated to the memory of Reyhana Jabbari, a 27-year-old Iranian woman who was hanged for allegedly killing someone who tried to rape her, and which deals with various rapes of human rights in Iran. HIDE’s debut album for Dais in 2017, Castration Anxiety, addresses questions of the dynamics of power and representation, an album that calls for personal autonomy and the destruction of everything that stands in the way. A sub-pop single for the label’s singles club followed, with two unhinged tracks touching on the phenomenon of internalized misogyny, motherhood and child abuse. In 2019, HIDE’s second full-length album Hell is Here finds artists trading more traditional compositions for a much more incongruous and disjointed approach. The tone is sickly and heavy, and the listener is faced with something less illusory and much more direct. “
Reserve the album here, including variant editions like this “menstrual blood” edition: