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Helena Hauff - Qualm

Helena Hauff - Qualm

Ninja Tune

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“Qualm” is the new album by Helena Hauff, released 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. 

1. Barrow Boot Boys 06:04
2. Lifestyle Guru 05:43
3. btdr-revisited 03:29
4. Entropy Created You And Me 02:42
5. Fag Butts In The Fire Bucket 04:03
6. Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg 06:03
7. The Smell Of Suds And Steel 08:11
8. Primordial Sludge 05:33
9. Qualm 02:33
10. No Qualms 03:22
11. Panegyric 05:19
12. It Was All Fields Around Here When I Was A Kid 03:34

Format: 2 x 12-inch Vinyl LP
Label: Ninja Tune
Catalog: ZEN 253
Released: 2018
Genre: Electronic / Techno