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Hyperculte (Switzerland), No Exit, Poltroon - Cancelled

Tue Mar 24th, 2020

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HYPERCULTE (Switzerland)

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Avant-garde jazz-punk? Pre-kraut post-disco? Minimalist trance pop?

Hyperculte's music hints at the kind of ancient, pine-scented black magic of central European folklore captured in the costumes on the cover of their 2016 self titled debut album. Driving forces of the Geneva experimental rock scene, Simone Aubert (drums/guitar/vocals) and Vincent Bertholet (double bass/vocals) hail from the either side of the mountainous, myth-drenched Swiss-French border region. They met when living in the same squat in Geneva and started playing together in 2014.

Simone came from the dark and experimental Massicot, who toured with Sleaford Mods last year. Vincent from the Dadaist big band Orchester Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp. Both open their mouths in repetitive and inspired litanies containing fragments of literary texts and political slogans.

But there’s a subtle playfulness alongside their shouty passion, sharp syncopation, discordant repetition and enormous, throbbing motorik rhythms. The whole mixes up in a fireball trance, both meditative and of extraordinary energy.

Hyperculte touches with the end of the fists the urgency and the audacity of Liquid Liquid, the inventiveness of Arthur Russell, the uninhibited ardor of Neu! and Can, the barred pop of Areski and that intangible and incantatory something from the depths of the soil of existence! - Bongo Joe

Hyperculte have a solid, unstoppable, repetitive groove but with a proper uninhibited punk rock edge. While their music is often very sparse and minimal, it is also complex and expressive, dense and discordant and edgy... Hyperculte may be the band I have been waiting for all my life. Expletive Undeleted

Hyperculte - Résigné
Hyperculte - Le Tyran (live)
Hyperculte - Le Feu (music vid)

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Hyperculte's NZ tour is presented by the Sound and Light Exploration Society/Pyramid Club.

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