Hecq - Bad Karma

Hecq - Bad KarmaAfter the debut release (album Scatterheart) on the label Hymen records Hecq recorded the second astounding idm release - Bad Karma. This release is some kind of musician's personal intrusion into the sphere of experimental idm culture. Scatterheart was a little bit cold ambient with field records and minimalistic techno-bits, Bad Karma, on the other hand, it is an absolutely different work with more serious presentation of its content. Music here as well as the album's cover is absolutely new and original. Let's analyze this album in detail and see what has changed.

The first track "Untitled" - very powerful idm stuff, the best start for live concerts. Such compositions are able to catch the listener's attention immediately and at once change his inner mood. The second composition is "Cr.blox" - while listening to it there is a feeling of being in some metallized city, walking through its dark outskirts. Finally we come to the fourth composition "The Fiend" - true dark ambient pending for the future album Night Falls.
Such dark ambient passages can be met during the whole album. Perhaps motion vectors for the album Night Falls appeared already in this release. This dark album Bad Karma also includes several beautiful musical themes safely hidden by Hecq from strangers. Composition "Nineteen.seven" (recorded together with L'Ombre) - very recognizable style of Hecq especially due to its voice insets from Scatterheart.
Generally Hecq chose the right time for Scatterheart's release and at once attracted attention of listeners to his creativity. Gradually, step by step the albums of Hecq formed his own image on the label Hymen records.
Composition "h7" is one more idm-pearl, it's able to catch the listeners' attention in many stylish clubs - a really perfect theme. The last program theme "Lost" pleasantly surprised. Very powerful emotional ending of Bad Karma. Real feeling of total getting lost and vanishing in ambient. At the very beginning we hear lead rain banging at the metal roof, on the 9th minute of the track sounds the true hidden coda - the ending of the album. Separate respect to the author for the ending of the album, the best conclusion I ever heard.

- Hecq
- Hymen records

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