Hackedepicciotto - 3 x Vinyl Bundle


Release Date: 28th April 2023


This bundle includes:

  • PERSEVENTANIA - Black Vinyl
  • Menetekel - Double Black Vinyl
  • THE CURRENT - Black Vinyl

MuteBank purchases come with audio download.

hackedepicciotto are married couple Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto. Both are legends of their own making: Danielle the lead singer of the band Space Cowboys and the co-initiator of the Love Parade, and Alexander a founding member of the seminal German group Einstürzende Neubauten, known for working with the likes of Crime & the City Solution (1987 – 1991) and Phew.


  • Unavailable since original pressing in 2016 and repackaged as a Mute release
  • MuteBank purchases come with audio download including the none vinyl track Love Foundation.

PERSEVERANTIA, the first studio album from the experimental duo hackedepicciotto, unavailable since original pressing in 2016, is reissued alongside Menetekel and THE CURRENT via Mute.

PERSEVERANTIA, meaning endurance and persistence, was recorded in the California Mojave desert and originally released in 2016. The album unveils the essence of the duo’s truisms, with mesmerising soundscapes created by Alexander’s throat-singing, the hypnotic hurdy-gurdy, ether-plucking harp, eerie violin and gritty bass and guitar. This is paired with spoken words from Danielle carefully scattered throughout the album, with the main lyrical focus being “Perseverantia ad finem optatum”, which is chanted on the title track and emphasises that “to successfully achieve a positive goal we need one thing above all, endurance.”

Side A.

  1. GRACE
  2. FAITH

Side B.

  1. AWAKE

Menetekel - Double Black Vinyl

  • Repackaged as a Mute release and long out of print

Menetekel, the third studio album from the experimental duo hackedepicciotto, is reissued alongside PERSEVERANTIA and THE CURRENT via Mute.

Originally released in 2017, Menetekel is a darker album than its predecessor PERSEVERANTIA. The album sees the artistic partnership convert the collective worldwide despair felt at the time into a “monumental symphony of sound, twirling and twisting it into a biblical frenzy”. Side D of the double LP is a sound installation that hackdepicciotto were invited to compose in an archaic church in Austria. Here the two artists sing "the echo depends on where you stand", channelling the philosophical thoughts inspired by architectural influence of the ancient walls, shedding light onto the shadowy depths of modern times.

“The album is their best yet – a wonderful synthesis of two people in love and full of the possibility of music and a resonating, vibrating drone mantra of an album that is full of brooding beauty...” - Louder Than War

Side A.

  1. All Are Welcome
  2. Dreamcatcher
  3. Jericho

Side B.

  1. Nosce te ipsum
  2. Pilgrim
  3. The Long Way Home

Side C.

  1. Prophecy
  2. Crossroad

Side D.

  1. The House of Shadows with the Sound of Light

THE CURRENT - Black Vinyl

  • Repackaged as a Mute release following limited initial release in 2020

THE CURRENT, the fourth studio album from the experimental duo hackedepicciotto, is reissued alongside PERSEVERANTIA and Menetekel via Mute.

Originally released in 2020, THE CURRENT sees hackedepicciotto gaining speed and energy from their previous albums, with the band expressing “we had the urge to include more percussive elements and electronic sounds to create a powerful rhythmic feel. A wilder and more danceable element. Something to get all of us on our feet, and moving. Away from depression and hopelessness.” Beautiful violin harmonies and choirs can be heard throughout the entire record, creating the perfect soundtrack for what the band describe as “an apocalyptic feature-length film, hopefully with a happy ending.”

“...the pair exhibits a vibrant energy that invites repeated listens to discover new elements in the dense mix, and to get lost in the expanse of a desolate world in need of hopeful souls to repopulate it.” - Regen Magazine

“Blending rusted industrial ambience, doom folk and post rock with the odd dash of spaghetti western soundtrack THE CURRENT is an unusual and intriguing record” - Echoes and Dust

Side A.

  1. Defiance
  2. Onwards
  3. Metal Hell
  4. The Current
  5. Petty Silver

Side B.

  1. Third From The Sun
  2. Lorelei
  3. The Seventh Day
  4. Upon Departure
  5. The Black Pool