Hakimonu

Mental Illness

The 8th release on False Industries is our first ever all Israeli artists release. After some releases with more ambient\electronica vibe, Hakimonu brings us back to our original area, minimal techno. Trust us when we say, this release is far more than just a formula or a framework done well.

Humble Israeli producer Hakimonu has a talent for gracing our ears with a very special blend of refined electronica. Aside from a sunny biography that is written about him, there's not much information to be found online about Hakimonu. Whoever he is, the Israeli artist has been taking a uniquely lush, laid-back approach to house music for only a few years while already producing more than a dozen EPs, primarily on the digital Hakimonu imprint. At the very end of 2011 he released: Cadences & Framework Techno Sketches - EVER, an exceedingly pleasant collection of material pulled mostly from prior releases.

Assaf Ezra is aiming to cure. Assaf creates his music and artworks to try and cure illness one can see and feel in collective mental psych of now days. For False Industries, Assaf created a special EP. The release moves from minimal techno, that brings to mind older and more minimal works of Luciano and Ricardo Villalobos and more delicate ambient works that brings to mind The Sight Below. The release starts with On Surface, where piano textures and beats are created by heavy digital process. Could Happen uses minimal beats, and electric piano, to create a moody minimal techno tune. “Good through blue” is lovely, very moody with beats that brings to mind Alva noto or Komet, yet Hakimonu use of melodies adds his special flavour.Visage keeps the same line, which is remote, yet very emotional, and the finishing tune Last, got some great melodies and textures. To spice it up we added some remixes from prime Israeli musicians and producers.

The Models which are Harel Schreiber and Itamar Weiner,both masters of the analog domain, and long time collaborators, starts with a killer 808 beats and destructive acid line. That brings to mind chicago old school house. Max Schreiber remix of on surface is dark, with certain amount of tension created by drones covered with killer overdrive. It killed us. Label boss Yair Etziony, takes last main melody and takes send it to a remote domain. Using many analog delays and filters he creates a slow techno-dub with massive textures that fly near the listeners ears. Think GAS or Maurizio M series. A lot of love and effort were put into this EP, and those energies are coming back to listener, when heard.

Artwork was done by Hakimonu Layout and final design by Tuvia Kudashevitz. Mastering by Manes at Salz-Mastering.

Sample songs