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).