Hartheim – Yellow

“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.

Phill Young