Sophie Hunger (CH)
Sophie Hunger recently released her critically-praised new album ‘Halluzinationen’ via Caroline International. Featuring 6Music playlisted single ‘Alpha Venom’, the album is produced by Speedy Wunderground’s Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Fontaines DC). Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, ‘Halluzinationen’ is Berlin-based, Swiss singer, multi-instrumentalist and film composer Hunger’s seventh studio album.
Her second collaboration with Carey, for ‘Halluzinationen’ Sophie decamped from his Speedy Wunderground studios (where the pair cut 2018’s ‘Molecules’) to Abbey Road’s Studio 2. The album was captured there in continuous live takes, recorded just six times over the course of two days – an approach Hunger identifies as ‘Full risk’. ‘Halluzinationen’ is suffused with the nervous energy of its creation, and the tension is right there on the Krautrock-ing ‘Alpha Venom’, with whip-crack jolts from electronics programmed by Carey (also a member of the studio band heard across the album).