Powerful and banging, but with flowing elegance. Catchy, but with musical sophistication.
That's Hx, the 10th album of Progressive Trance veteran Haldolium.
The title reflects a special anniversary, but it also establishes a connection with the deep, dark and distinctly analogue sound aesthetic of Haldolium's seminal H2 album from 2000. Just like then, a maximum of floorward drive is the rhythmic principle on which the 10 tracks are based. However, Hx is much more than just a follow-up. It represents the experience that has been gained over more than a decade, transcribes it into a mesmerizing formula of rhythm and sound.
Rolling, organic basslines create a compelling stream of energy, subtle melodies escalate into vast stereo panoramas. The production quality of Hx marks a new benchmark in the history of Haldolium, played on a good sound system the music has a physical presence that creates an other-worldly listening experience. For those who like vocals there are optional cover versions and a remake of a 1995 Psy Trance classic reflects Haldolium's unique ability to balance between tradition and forward-thinking innovation.