So, Hebronix is actually Yuck’s Daniel Blumberg and according to Pitchfork, his album “Unreal” is a hangover/break-up album and now I will not mention the Pitchfork-review again because as usual it gives a good rating but still manages to sound as if the album is not really good.
So, I really dig “Unreal”, because it is a fuzzed out collection of six songs with over length but oh, the over length is the secret to this music. I am right now incredibly unmotivated to get into new music because hardly anything seems really good (exceptions like Radical Face have been covered, though) and usually, it’s not the loud, energetic bands and artists that jump around to show me a good time that get me out of this funk but the kind of artists that seem to slowly drag me out of that quicksand of mediocre music. And there it is that understated yet glimmering beauty that is Hebronix. Hidden in those drawn out lo-fi-songs are beautiful pop-tunes that fade in and out of the weirdness and leave all the songs sounding lighter and happier than they should (for a break-up album anyways, if it is one, who knows, Pitchfork might be lying, I don’t get the feeling of a break-up or even a hangover here, but I am just some silly old nerd).
The album was produced by Neil Hagerty and was born in London on a four-track and this dude is 23 years old and was 22 when he wrote this music and I can not believe how great Blumberg will get if he already can put out an album that is that comfortable in airy fuzz-pop without getting annoying (did I mention that this is roughly his fifth album? Some people, I tell ya).
Oh, and he has the weirdest homepage.