“Your God has so much to answer for”
As an opening statement, the intent of Manchester collective Hartheim is laid bare in brutally ambitious debut offering Yellow.
It’s not often a piece of music delivers the kind of tension or unnerving beauty found here… but then its pretty clear that Hartheim are not your typical band. Lyrically brave; the track details the consequences of living with disease and addiction, vocals murmur and howl above a swirling industrial backdrop. At nearly 7 minutes long, this is a substantial and atmospheric journey we are being taken on. Recorded in the infamous SWAYS Records Bunker with producer Martin Hurley, it never panders to those in need of a quick fix, preferring to build slowly towards an epic conclusion.
A new year, a new Manchester already blooming in the little sunlight it receives.
Yellow will be self released on limited edition cassette alongside a remix from renowned Manchester producer, BLCK LNG.