Skymme is a new project, founded by Peter Johan Nÿland (Distel, Hadewych) and Bert van Beek
(Scheerling). They have been working together for many years but this new project takes them to a different level, a new way of exploring sound and music. Huone is a two-track cassette single (also available as a digital download), released by Barreuh Records from Eindhoven (NL). If you're into experimental electronics, rough nineties industrial or repetitive ambient, this is something for you.
'Huone' (the track), drives on a repetitive, mechanical rhythm on which analog soundscapes seem to float freely. In time, the track grows darker and get somewhat thundery. Somehow it reminds me of acts like Throbbing Gristle or SPK. 'Kraton Kosong' is a bit friendlier, at least for a while. It begins like something inspired by the Krautrock or 'Berlin School' scene but also becomes gloomier halfway through. Both tracks are completely different in a way but still match perfectly together.
The greatest thing about this single, is that this might actually be 'future-music'. By that I mean that artists like this continuously alter the limits of (popular) music in such a way that it is them who eventually pave the way for pop artists in the future. Just like early electronic pioneers are somewhat resonsible for the EDM scenes today, Skymme might one day become the predecessor of a brand new musical style.
I'm really looking forward to more music, not only from Skymme but also from Barreuh Records. This looks like an interesting new label which might come up with some very refreshing music.