Haq - “Evaporator” (BS044)
The new release from the fine Bearsuit Records finds us tumbling down to the spiralling sounds of Haq; 60s spy theme sexiness merges with the avant-garde dreampop of a bewitched Stereolab playing hopscotch with Delia Derbyshire whilst sucking on the feedback of a JAMC lollipop. This album really is a beautiful work of aural magic and makes for quite a moving experience: maybe there is a God after all.
Wonderful stuff! An excellent LP. … It really is pristine. Bearsuit Records continue to amplify in every compass direction of the continent of excellence! This is a really exceptional LP
It’s way, way out there, strange and bewildering, in the most otherworldly sense. Evaporator is an album that more or less defines cognitive dissonance. It’s a headfuck, but that’s not a criticism - it's the weird and wonderful world of Haq... Ballistic beats and floaty mellowness collide, and often, as they explore the space between The Cocteau Twins and the Prodigy and somehow, in their state of dementure, attempt to bridge it by fusion
A really great thing! A great album all round...
[On The Wire – BBC Radio Lancashire]
Of course, being Haq there’s always that possibility that things will go south and rattle your expectations and morph into something resembling Captain Beefheart or the Residents crossed with Faust and Einstürzende Neubauten on summer holiday at the beach! [A] challenging listen that encourages to drop the distractions and listen to what music can sound like when it doesn’t follow traditional linear song patterns
[It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine]
Great stuff as usual... Very good indeed!
It’s a fascinating listen and it comes with the bonus of hope – that sometimes connections which lead to fresh crops of creativity can still be found. This is steampunked mechanicals with a digital rendering of choral pop breaks, which finally find themselves clamped between the steady but ethereal vocal line and increasingly impatient beats...
This is a superb production!
The trio make some mighty fine music in the strange yet idyllic "Twin Peaks" vein. The tonality is electronic, but imbued with a hymn-like fertility (thanks to Nozomi's angelic vocals). Suckle Haq's subliminal vapor at : bearsuitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/evaporator
Wonderful tunes! Sounding great!
[Pure Spark Records]
The production is excellent here. It is all hyper-modern pop music. I wouldn't mind seeing a band like this getting the recognition they deserve
The amazing Haq – and a track called “Norvell” off the new LP [“Evaporator”]
[Wonky Planet Wireless Show]
Fantastic - inspired sound design!
The Haq album is beautiful! Gorgeous...
[Michael Valentine West]
Haq - "Evaporator" (BS044)
The new release from the fine Bearsuit Records finds us tumbling down to the spiraling sounds of Haq; 60s spy theme sexiness merges with the avant-garde dreampop of a bewitched Stereolab playing hopscotch with Delia Derbyshire whilst sucking on the feedback of a JAMC lollipop.
The obvious love and understanding of pop music in its many genres and changes throughout the decades are lovingly brought together to make a wash of beautiful tunes. Angel like vocals float over gentle beats, soulful guitars and well constructed rhythms, delicately plucking at the heartstrings. This album really is a beautiful work of aural magic that can and will take you AWAY from the drudgery of everyday life and makes for quite a moving experience: maybe there is a god after all.
Monolith Cocktail (8.10.19)
released September 27, 2019
Written, recorded and produced by Haq
Mixed & mastered at Bearsuit
Haq are : N-qia & Harold Nono
Special thanks to Guido Lussetti, Koichiro Shigeno, David Furodet, Ryota Mikami, Masanori Misawa & Annie & The Station Orchestra
Photos : Heather Macdonald, Jimmy Williamson, Norman Hogg, John McMurtrie & Dennis Debrizzi
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