Audio / Visual Magic from Germany's Skull Sized Kingdoms

Making the jump from electronic producer to a full fledged live act is no easy task. There’s the reinterpretation process to make the songs work in the live setting, there’s more gear, more variables and lots of preparation. Just a couple years back Hannes Hümmer took this leap with his synth-heavy electronica project ‘Skull Sized Kingdoms’, joined by friend and guitarist Tim Schleicher to round out the live experience.

Hannes crafts unique sonic soundscapes using Ableton, analog synths, effect pedals, guitars and field recordings. For his debut release ‘Altered states EP’ Hümmer relied on some classic pieces of gear, such as the Juno 6, Moog Sub 37 and Moog Minitaur to a rich and dynamic listening experience.

The 5 track EP features a choice selection of indie, electronic, techno and idm soundscapes. It’s definitely a start to finish listening journey suitable for fans of both live and electronic music alike. And lucky for us there’s even some visual content to along with the album.

The video above ‘Glittermagic’ is the last track of the album and brings the EP to an epic close. Arpeggiated synths roll through increasingly entrancing progressions accented by crisp percussion and soft, euphoric pads. A kind of meditative state sets in mid way through as the audio/visual experience takes control with hypnotic natural imagery from Fabian Willi Simon.

The Altered States EP is out now via Humanized records
Grab it on Bandcamp or stream the album on Spotify

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