Helena Hauff

Qualm

2018

This album was released 2 weeks ago.

74% ±13% 8 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Barrow Boot Boys
2 Lifestyle Guru
3 btdr-revisited
4 Entropy Created You And Me
5 Fag Butts In The Fire Bucket
6 Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg
7 The Smell Of Suds And Steel
8 Primordial Sludge
9 Qualm
10 No Qualms
11 Panegyric
12 It Was All Fields Around Here When I Was A Kid
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74% 4WIM Rating
100% The Guardian Without access to a computer or physical music releases at home, Hauff trawled her local library for CDs and listened to the radio, recording what she loved from both on cassette.
90% Soundblab It sounds like an 80s PC burning and is quite close to something Grandaddy would tag on the end of a song.
85% The 405 Pop psychology alleges that the music which “intelligent” people most listen to is classical, metal, and dance music.
80% The Line of Best Fit Helena Hauff is a key figure in this scene, so it should be of little surprise that her new record, Qualm, captures the spirit of her home city.
80% Drowned in Sound She may wear all black, but according to her, it’s so 'that you can’t see the tomato sauce stains.'There’s a certain relaxed approach to her art, in which she has no qualms with the overall expectations of the music scene.
70% Exclaim! Music The listener is barely given a spare moment to breathe at times as the music commands the entirety of the space, creating a powerful experience that can at times be overwhelming.
60% Resident Advisor As a producer, Helena Hauff practices a style of music that's conceptually romantic and sonically anything but.
60% The Skinny Tracks titled Barrow Boot Boys, Fag Butts In the Fire Bucket and It Was All Fields Around Here When I Was a Kid allude to both Hauff’s obsession with British humour and her frequent trips to Leicester (a city she playfully describes as “the most boring in the UK”) visiting friends.