hackedepicciotto - PERSEVENTANIA - CD


Release Date: 28th April 2023
Catalogue Number: HDP1CD

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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.

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.

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.”

  1. GRACE
  2. FAITH
  4. AWAKE