Helena Hauff Return To Disorder PANZERKREUZ1028 2019

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ARTIST.....: Helena Hauff
TITLE......: Return To Disorder
LABEL......: Panzerkreuz
GENRE......: Techno
RIP DATE...: 2019-01-23
RETAIL DATE: 2019-01-23
RUNTIME....: 35:24
TRACKS.....: 6
SIZE.......: 81.56MB
QUALITY....: 320kbps 44.1kHz
CODEC......: MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer III)
URL........: play.google.com

01. Spirals of Smoke Drifting from Soot Stained Chimneys 08:57
02. Message From Filippo 05:26
03. Blast! 05:28
04. Korabl-Maket 04:22
05. We Only Want Tradegy 04:55
06. Sea Shore Acid 06:16

"Qualm" is the new album by Helena Hauff, released on 3 August
2018 via Ninja Tune. The title has a duality that Hauff enjoys -
the German word "Qualm" ( kvalm) translates as fumes or smoke,
whilst the English meaning refers to an uneasy feeling of doubt,
worry, or fear, especially about one's own conduct. True to form,
the record is unapologetically raw and finds her returning to her
original modus operandi - jamming on her machines - "trying to
create something powerful without using too many instruments and
layers". A former resident of the Golden Pudel club in her
hometown Hamburg, Helena's profile and global standing has grown
exponentially since the release of "Discreet Desires" in 2015,
purely on the strength of her authenticity and her expertly
curated DJ sets spanning acid, electro, EBM, techno and post
punk. Gigging incessantly (and still lugging a box of records
across the world) Helena's reputation earned her an invitation to
join the BBC Radio 1 Residency, she was the subject of cover
features for Crack Magazine and DJ Mag, she played headline sets
at Sonar (b2b with Ben UFO) and Dekmantel, and at the end of 2017
Crack Magazine declared Helena "The Most Exciting DJ In The World
(Right Now)" and her ballistic BBC Essential Mix was voted the
best of 2017. Born and raised in Hamburg, a self-confessed child
of the 90s, Helena was obsessed with the music she discovered via
the television on channels such as MTV and VIVA. She recalls her
grandmother buying Technotronic's 'Pump Up The Jam' at the flea
market for her and watching coverage of iconic electronic music
festival Loveparade in Berlin on TV. She has fond memories of
borrowing CDs from the local library and making her own mixtapes
- these days an archaic practice but from a curatorial standpoint
these were her earliest outings as a DJ. Helena picks out Miss
Kittin & The Hacker and Toktok vs. Soffy O as inspirations but it
was the self-titled album from 2001 by electro icon Radioactive
Man that was "a real eye-opener" providing the stimulus for her
to dive in and immerse herself in the music and culture.At
university Helena studied first for a Fine Art degree, but whilst
she enjoyed the emphasis on experimentation and artistic freedom,
she realised that she didn't have an innate need to make visual
art, the prerequisite for a career in that oeuvre according to
her lecturer. However, she did have exactly that compulsion in
regards to DJing: "I was obsessed with DJing, there was no
question that I had to do it. It wasn't about the money, I just
wanted to DJ somewhere," she explains. Next Helena enrolled on a
degree in Systematic Music Science and Physics. Heading in almost
the polar opposite direction to her Fine Art background, it was a
highly technical syllabus incorporating maths, physics and
acoustics but perhaps on some level this juxtaposition of science
and art has shaped her approach to coaxing music from her
machines?Helena made her recording debut in 2013 on Werkdiscs /
Ninja Tune. She has since partnered with PAN (as Black Sites
alongside F#x), Lux Rec, Bunker sublabel Panzerkreuz, Texan
cassette imprint Handmade Birds and established her own label
Return To Disorder (2015). Most recently she released a 4-track
EP "Have You Been There, Have You Seen It" (2017) via Ninja Tune
that "pushed her machines to their breaking point... capturing
the ironclad force she delivers in her DJ sets while further
carving out her own space in the electro landscape" (Pitchfork).