Life is diverse and so is this record. The music on New Belief System does not stay in the same place for too long, it moves on. Like on a journey, the listener can witness a great number of different shapes and colours – strange things and familiar things, known sounds and unknown sounds, common harmonies and disturbing noises, nice melodies and distorted crackles. There are fairly detailed, pointy bits as well as lush ambiences, merging into each other, replacing each other; and as they appear and disappear you may give up on following and just sit back and see it as what it is: music.
“Electronic music is often interesting but sometimes feels a bit chilly. When writing New Belief System, I tried to make a record that listeners can connect to on an emotional level as much as intellectually” says Jochen Gutsch aka Hinterlandt. Having enjoyed a classical trumpet education as a child, he played guitar in many underground rock bands before forming Hinterlandt in 2002. This could be the reason why he relies mostly on recording live instruments for his compositions rather than using samples and plug-ins like many of his peers in electronic music.
Total time: 64:10