11/11/11 stir up the minds of many and several artist chosen it as release date of their albums. Haujobb are back after an extensive pause, “New World March” is their first new album in 8 years, and while their previous “Vertical Theory” released in 2003 were more software based, this time Daniel Myer and Dejan Samardzic used more hardware, guitars, drums, and sound recordings, delivering a monumental production. And “New World March” is also a return to the more industrial, IDM and experimental area of electronic music while they latest dance – drum’n’bass and techno – oriented influences are faded away.
Haujobb was formed in 1993 by Daniel Myer, Dejan Samardzic, and Björn Junemann, pulling the name from the Blade Runner translation of “skin job”. 1995 saw the departure of band mate Björn, and the lineup has consisted of Daniel and Dejan ever since.
Both Daniel Myer and Dejan Samardzic continue to record music under the name Haujobb – the duo also briefly recorded as Dots+Dashes. Myer has several other projects of his own, including Architect, Clear Vision (initially a collaboration with Thorsten Meier) as well as a number of other short-lived electronic projects. Myer, along with Claire Voyant’s Victoria Lloyd, form HMB, whilst Newt is a collaboration with Andreas Meyer of Forma Tadre. The most recent of Myer’s side-projects is Destroid, also featuring Rinaldo Ribi Bite and Sebastian Ullmann.
“New World March”, featuring 12 new songs plus a bonus remix disc featuring Xabec, Dryft, Ah Cama-Sotz, Somatic Respones, This Morn’ Omina, Binary Park, Acretongue, Anklebiter, Incite/, etc.
It’s available on a special limited edition 6-panel 2-CD digipak w/16-page booklet, 500 copies limited edition.
This is a dark, but pulsing, groovy intercourse in the outer limits of electronic music merging IDM, industrial and experimental music elements with minimalist dance structures and tempos. Gloomy, but looking into the future, Haujobb delivered an exceptional album. Probably one of the best albums of the year in its genre.
The line up for the upcoming shows promoting the new album is consolidated by Manuel G. Richter alias Xabec, who will join the duo on stage. Manuel is well known in the international experimental scene with his Xabec project.