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Louis Jucker – Something Went Wrong col.LP (Hummus Records)

out Oct. 30th 2020 on Hummus Records

Note: This is a PRE-ORDER. Orders cannot be split into several shipments. Your order will be dispatched when the item with the latest release date is available. Final products might slightly differ from mockups

Something Went Wrong is Louis Jucker’s most exhaustive work to date. Simple and direct folk and rock songs played with unaltered love for lo-fi sounds, by an artist that has become through the years a very unique and prolific figure of the swiss alternative music scene. A self-portrait in 10 songs, to face his own aging with humility, as depicted in the bittersweet home-made video “31 Years of Waiting for This”.

all songs and words by Louis Jucker, except track 3 adapted from a poem by Iona Kewney. all instruments played by Louis Jucker, except choirs on track 2 by Camille Mermet, Steven Doutaz and Louis Schild, and drums on track 7 by Steven Doutaz. Track10 originally written for Filippo Filliger movie “To the Origin”, Les Films du Chalet 2018

recorded and mixed on 8 tracks 1/2-tape by Louis Jucker at Louis Schild’s cabin in Villa (CH), summer 2018

digital mastering by Morgan Hug. vinyl mastering by Cyril Meysson
cover picture and polaroids by Augustin Rebetez
disposable camera shots and typewriter collages by Louis Jucker
scanner art, rapidograph and layout by Marie Rebmann

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Red Kunz – Teeth, Hair & Skin LP (Hummus)

Good records sometimes need to go that easy:

Saturday, January 11th 2014 : Aaron Beam and John Sherman (RED FANG) fly to Switzerland straight after the band’s performance at the famous Letterman Show in New York to meet Louis Jucker and Luc Hess (KUNZ) at the airport. The 4 guys drive to Lausanne, straight to the venue LE ROMANDIE, put their two bass amps and drums on stage, then go out for a beer in a funny local cover bands festival.

Sunday 12th, They write 4 songs in the deserted venue and go to sleep.

Monday 13th, a whole crew of video makers, graphic designers and other creative minds set up its camp in the
club’s backstage. Mission is to get the most work done within a week.

Tuesday 14th, Everyone is super pumped and party a little too hard.

Wednesday 15th, The band spends the day tracking songs, goes out for a walk, buys a small acoustic guitar in a pawn shop, comes back to the club, plays the tunes again in front of the crew’s cameras and decides to keep these takes as the final ones.

Thursday 16th, Aaron and Louis write vocal lines and lyrics in Jucker’s attic studio. John and Luc drink beers and eat pizzas.

Friday 17th, The whole town is gathered in a packed venue to see the new born RED KUNZ playing their first record : TEETH, HAIR AND SKIN, 20 minutes of raw bass riffing and double drums battles that somehow manage to sound like proper catchy songs. Fact is that they were all conceived and taped within a single and cool week of friendship, beers, and jams.

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Rorcal – Creon 2xLP (Hummus)

Three years after the monstruous and blackened “Világvége”, RORCAL is back with a brand new full length entitled “CREON”. Again, this new beast is showing a different face of the band by the mean of 4 hellish tracks for more than 50 minutes of music. Furious, but also melodic, these new songs display a wild range of atmosphere, each one serving the purpose of an epic story. Yes, it’s the death of 4 well known Greek characters, all linked to Creon, that are narrated in this new concept album. Punishing blast beats, heavy riffs, progressive structures expressed through brilliant song writing, possessed vocals ; everything is here reunited to create a new level of insanity in the field of extreme music. This 4th full length, recorded in three days in live conditions by Steph Kroug and mixed in Sweden by Daniel Bergstrand, is a journey nobody could have dreamed of. Let the magic do its job, let yourself drown in this beautiful and savage piece of aggression.

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Closet Disco Queen – Drink the Minibar – Live Recordings col.LP (Hummus)

To summarize this release in one sentence : Sorting out shit on hard drives during the lockdown can make people (especially those running a record label) want to release records that no one asked for.

This Closet Disco Queen live album features songs from two different shows. The first one was recorded in Krasnodar, Russia in 2016 during the band’s second Russian tour named “Draining Russia’s Vodka Reserve Tour 2016”. It was engineered, recorded and mixed by Evgeny Poluyantsev, friend of the band and back then also the official sound guy at this venue called Sgt. Peppers. There was no purpose to this live recording other than the sound guy being nice enough to offer and set it up. This is probably why Luc (drums) and Jona (guitar) had to add “Vodka Version” next to some songs. I mean, coffee and fruit juices weren’t exactly the official drink back (and on) stage…

The second show was recorded at L’Aéronef in Lille, France, during the band’s last tour in June 2017. Closet Disco Queen was supporting Red Fang on a few shows. After the Lille show, the band’s sound guy – super hero Chris Edrich – gave them a USB stick and said : “Here’s a stereo recording of tonight’s mix.”. And that was it.

“Drink the Minibar” was the name of the band’s 2017 tour of Poland. Credit goes to polish promoter and longtime friend “Boro” (he also plays in this awesome band called Lonker See).

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Darius – Voir col.LP (Hummus)

Following the releases of «Grain» and «Clôture», Darius’ third opus «Voir» lives up to their reputation. After heading to Laval (FR) to meet with young producer Amaury Sauvé (Birds in Row), the five Fribourgers came back with a massive record whose overview is worthy of a CinemaScope western. Their twenty-two guitar strings compose a surprising orchestral landscape that masterfully oscillates between abstract noise rock and instrumental post-rock. Their playing has refined although it hasn’t soothed; Darius’ formula stays the same. Being poles apart from effects, manners and make-up, these five lads play for the sake of passion, honor and camaraderie. A beautiful live band to be taken in the face, with open arms, calm breath and a battling heart. [L. Jucker]

 

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Emilie Zoe & Christian Garcia-Gaucher – Pigeons col.LP (Hummus)

Emilie Zoé was invited in 2018 by the alternative film festival « 2300 plan 9 à Les Étranges Nuits du Cinéma » in La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH to create a live soundtrack for a movie of her choice. She asked Christian Garcia-Gaucher, who had recently produced her second album The Very Start, to join the project. They chose together Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence for its hypnotic rhythm and its overall contemplative atmosphere and worn out colors. Within a few days, they wrote a collection of delicate themes and slightly melancholic interludes that they could play along the original feature. The show sold out and it felt crucial to everyone that such an exciting project would not end there. They gathered few months later in Swiss producer Louis Jucker’s tiny attic studio to lay these sounds on rusty second hand tapes. These 11 demo tapes merged spontaneously into a rich collaborative album, that assembles lo-fi pop hits and intriguing field recordings into a surprisingly coherent whole.

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Emilie Zoé – The Very Start col.12″ (Hummus)

Emilie Zoe s THE VERY START is a touching brew of intimate melodies and narrative lyrics, carefully infused in a moving sonic space that enlightens even the smallest accidents that happened in the room these songs were (re)born in.

recorded by Ben Tixhon, Christian Garcia-Gaucher, Emilie Zoé
mixed by Christian Garcia-Gaucher,

Emilie Zoé
mastered by Morgan Hug

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Ølten – Ambiance col.12″ (Hummus)

With ‘Ambiance’, Ølten step away from the binary formula, in favor grit, nuance, and ruthlessness. The result is a corporal convulsion, leaving behind chronic cramps, heavy breathing, and a sickening feeling deep down in the gut.
FFO : Cult Of Luna, Russian Circles

comes with a fully printed inner sleeve

recorded and mixed by Julien Fehlmann at Studio Mécanique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
mastered by Magnus Lindbergat Vrtikl Audio in Bargamossen, Sweden

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Edmond Jefferson & Sons – The Winter col.2×12″ (Hummus)

Powerful, sensitive, introspective. THE WINTER, Edmond Jefferson & Sons’ second album, conveys a deep and instinctive musical intention. Written mainly during winter and recorded on analog tape, the eleven tracks of this opus will take you on a journey into the intimate world of the Biel (swiss) quintet. Oscillating between explosive riffs, dark rock and soft ballads, their music is perfectly harmonized by organic sound textures and a mesmerizing voice.

recorded and mixed by Sirup Gagavil at Yagwud Recordings, Biel/Bienne, 2017
mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Audio, Portland, 2017
FFO : The Black Angels, Blues Pills

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Coilguns – EP 2011-2012 col.12″ (Hummus)

Side A contains the very first three tracks written and recorded by Coilguns. It was originally self-released on split with Luc and Louis noise-rock duo KUNZ as a DIY screen printed CD version housed in a PVC food bag in June 2011. In September 2011 it was re-released by Pelagic Records as a nice 3 panels digipack. This is the first time these songs are pressed on wax.

Side B contains two songs written and recorded in Australia in two days while Coilguns’s members were on tour with their former band; german prog-metallers The Ocean Collective. These songs were originally released in August 2012 as a 10” split record with NVRVD on Hummus Records, Dead Dead Dead Music, Savour your Scene, Invektiv Records. This was HUMM000 – the very first release HUMMUS ever put out

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Coilguns – Stadia Rods col.LP (Hummus)

Stadia Rods was the second release of Coilguns. 30 minutes of music all recorded live and uncut.

FFO : Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Breach

01 – Parkensine
02 – Zoetropist
03 – In the Limelights
04 – Witness the Kern Arc
05 – The Shuftan Process (Part 1)
06 – The Shuftan Process (Part 2)

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Coilguns – Commuters col.LP (Hummus)

Commuters is the first full-length by the unconventional Swiss trio Coilguns. Within less than 2 years of existence, the band has already released 3 EP’s, played 2 European tours and had the chance to support bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Baroness, Norma Jean, Nasum and Black Breath.

Coilguns’ line-up is pretty unique: drummer Luc Hess and guitarist Jona Nido are the only instrumentalists in the band. A massive custom-built pedal board and a well thought-out chain of several amps allows Jona to sound like 2 guitar players and a bass player altogether. Vocalist Louis Jucker completes the lineup.

Commuters was entirely recorded live, every song in one take. To challenge themselves and as a stance against “email albums”, several musicians have been invited to take part in the recording process, including Keijo Niinima of Rotten Sounds / Nasum fame, who came down to Switzerland to lay down guest vocals on one track.

On their debut album, the incorporation of synths and more guitar and bass loops has added more depth to their original punky version of mathcore. Some tracks on the album are featuring up to 5 guitar players at the same time. No overdubs or edits have been made on this record except for the vocals.

Coilguns have been pushing their boundaries to find a unique and most certainly odd sound, and by simplifying their songwriting, they’ve intensified and emphasized their heavyness.

Long time friend Julien Fehlmann was in charge of mixing and mastering the album and his experience and approach to this record was as unconventional as the band’s new songs. The whole record has been approached more like a 70’s rock record than a metal album. What came out is a mix that is different from anything you can hear in modern productions.

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Coilguns – Millennials col.LP (Hummus)

Coilguns Millennials is a violent and over-the-top distorted record, born in a completely saturated scene and produced by four hyperactive fellows, who for obscure reasons decided few years ago not to work a full time boring job but to invest their money, time and mental health in heavy underground music. One can notice they are eventually older now; their hardcore got lazier, fatter and darker. There is even a new tribal feel to it, just like if those guys were still naïvely dreaming of building a parallel society somewhere in a cursed country where deviance and free self expression would matter as much as business skills and communication concepts. Millennials was written and recorded in january 2016 by the band itself, self-engineered on old second hand tapes in a four rooms wood stove heated vacation house, lost right in the middle of the desperate monoculture landscapes of central germany. What came out is a breathless, lo-fi and lo-tuned epileptic record, that roughly questions their own behaviour as partially conscious citizens of a scarily weird and exciting globalized music world.

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Dirty Sound Magnet – Transgenic col.LP (Hummus)

While Dirty Sound Magnet’s previous album Western Lies was a sarcastic, unrestrained critique of the shortcomings of our western civilization, Transgenic focuses on individual behaviors within it. Drowned in this world of advanced technology and hyper-consumerism, individuals struggle to discover their inner self or communicate with each other. The album lays out a disturbing view of the present and the near future, with the significance of Social Media, and increasingly alarming ecological issues giving shape to an Orwellian dystopia.
The egocentric practices inherent to Social Media are mocked by Stavros’ insolent lyrics and tone. The drama and loneliness of “Modern Man” is highlighted across Transgenic, with emotional issues and personal experiences completing the lyrical content. Musically, The album draws on the last 50 years of Pop Culture, with some touches of traditional folk music, but as a whole, Transgenic is true Rock.
Production-wise, the band plays with light and shade and introduces the terms “Organic” and “Transgenic” as musical concepts. When delving into the organic realm, the sound is warmer, and the recording techniques used are vintage.

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