On HUM's first album you listen to abysmal psychedelic metamorphoses

13. July 2022

Hum Underground

Auf HUM's erstem Album lauscht man abgründig psychedelischen Metamorphosen

Three gentlemen from the Frankfurt music area: guitarist Harri Gottschalk, bassist Martin Krause and drummer Stehn Raupach have joined forces under the name Hum to present their version of psychedelic rock to the astonished world, garnished with stoner riffs and in garage rock production. One is already amazed by the band name and the cover of "One". There they pose in a kind of extraterrestrial full-body romper suits. What's behind this curious, almost surrealistic psychedelic rock attack, the three musicians explain best themselves ...

eclipsed: Could you briefly introduce yourselves with your musical background?

Harri Gottschalk: The three of us mix many influences, 70s rock, electro, punk, jazz, NDW, indie, noise. Somehow everything finds its way into our songs. But these are actually not songs, but rather dark worlds of sound that spread out.

eclipsed: How did the three of you come together, and what is the common musical denominator or vision - and what does your band name Hum stand for?

Gottschalk: Martin and I knew each other from before. We met again after a long time in Dad contexts. I was in the mood for a loud band and asked him if he would join us as a bass player. Then Stehn was recommended to us as a drummer and immediately gave us the right push.

Martin Krause: Musical denominator: heavy, slow, abysmal. That's what makes it fun for us.

Gottschalk: The name? Hum, hum. Hum, hum ... maybe the sound of the amps turned up before the band plays?

eclipsed: First of all we have to talk about the artwork for a moment. You pose in some kind of alien full body romper suits - we urgently ask for explanation!

Stehn Raupach: The cover puts three male figures at disposal. Three metamorphoses, possibly tapping into a musical source. Could be us or just bubbles of meaning.

eclipsed: Your music is quite archaic psychedelic rock, garnished with some stoner riffs, presented in garage rock production - is that your musical approach?

Raupach: Musical approach is simply Hum.

Krause: The production is certainly rougher than one is used to these days. But I'm not infrequently a bit bored by the uniform perfection of today's productions. I am a great friend of the brilliant dilettantes from the eighties. And also a lot of music from the sixties is in my bones ...

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