Hypo, short for Hypochristmutreefuzz, is a raw electronic five headed band formed around singer Ramses Van den Eede hailing from Ghent, Belgium. Notorious for their intense live performances with powerful grooves, tamed chaos and irresistible hooks.
“Whilst wild and undeniably distinctive Hypochristmutreefuzz understand that a song being intelligent and complex need not exclude it from having a raw, rhythmic energy and a strong sense of melody, conjuring up imagery of a pop-infused satanic ritual. This translates into their live shows, performing in total darkness with one strobe light per artist and Ramses Van den Eede frantically thrashing and gyrating around the room amongst the audience members. Their bizarre and almost ceremonial live performance is enough to get even the most unassuming and inhibited members of the audience moving.” (Northern Transmissions 27/06/2017)
HYPNOS (To be released)
The second album “Hypnos”, due fall of 2019, builds upon the renowned experiments of their debut. Don’t be mistaken though, it won’t be the same thing twice. Toning down on pompous rock riffs created headspace, now filled with impending silences, shrieking arpeggiators and infinite rants. Interludes in between songs give you a deeper glance of what goes on beneath the surface. This new approach gracefully transforms the album into a movie-like storyboard of a protagonist taunted by a personality with conflicting aspects. This character, who is obviously a romantic trying to escape his own reality by various means, is both in search of affection and solitude while being arrogant, self-centered and insecure at the same time. Will it be to no avail to lock himself up, deprive himself of any sleep and pondering on and on?
As the personification of sleep, Hypnos is an old and close friend. Though you may not be aware of him, because he's so self-evident, he comes by night just like tonight. Cause I wasn't planning to go to sleep.
“Raketkanon are merely the tip of the Flemish iceberg, too. There are a dozen
kindred groups, including the Hickey Underworld, Dans Dans, Drums Are For Parades, Steak Number Eight and Hypochristmutreefuzz.” ‘Hypochristmutreefuzz’s debut EP includes a track called Stairway To Heaven that sounds less like Led Zep than the Jesus Lizard entering a demented circus-orgy, ringmastered by Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers.’
“Hypochristmutreefuzz are the latest chapter in that long tome of rock ‘n’ roll weirdos that dates back from Beefheart, through Pere Ubu, The Residents, Butthole Surfers and Mr Bungle to the new cream of Belgian noise-rock pioneers.”
“Like when you hit an asshole in the face, this band is the moment of impact, when your fist hits the cheekbone.”
- Ment, Ljubljana (Slo)
- Pukkelpop, Hasselt (Be)
- Leffingeleuren, Leffinge (Be)
- Gent Jazz, Gent (Be)
- Single 'The Splitter' was aired on national radio (StuBru, Radio 1) and was in 'De Afrekening' charts for several weeks.