Hørd is no stranger to the Brvtalist and with a debut LP out on Giallo Disco it made sense to feature this mesmerizing ice-cold wave music once again. Giallo Disco Records is a label specializing in horror disco, drawing influences from Krautrock, EBM, Techno, but also from the film scores of the 70s and 80s, and their concept goes well with HøRD’s creative vision.
While it’s impossible not to think about Joy Division, The Soft Moon or even A Place To Bury Strangers while listening to “Focus On Light”, HøRD’s mix of noisy synths, darkwave melodies and disarming melancholic reverbs manage to convince even the most skeptical listener. You can almost feel a cohesive cinematic flow from the first to the last track, like story that’s being told through beats and raw emotions, exposing the duality of the human heart. And this is not surprising considering HøRD has already contributed to the fictitious 80s teen drama Wild in Blue OST.
Tracks like “Teen Offer” and “Heart Part I” lure the listener into a world of tribulations through sensual and haunting vocals, sounding almost like a cry for help. But then, on the B side, you get to experience a different, almost violent aesthetic, through EBM and industrial influences on "RFLX". But we’ll just let the music speak for itself and below please find "Teen Offers" streaming.