It’s fitting that the new Hivern Discs compilation drops in January, a month named after the Roman god Janus, who surveys the past, present and future all at once. Unlike most anniversary compilations, backward-looking tendencies are left at the door in favour of a “panoramic glimpse” into earlier efforts while hinting at what’s to come. If Fragments is a window into the label’s current identity, it’s also an indication of what we can expect in the future.
29 tracks spread across 6 12″s, complete with contributions from Inga Mauer, Samo DJ and Fantastic Man, our pick comes courtesy of Beesmunt Soundsystem. ‘Hypno’, as the title suggests, is a tool to induce trance states on the dancefloor. It’s drug chug of the highest standard, digital ayahuasca, swelling and growing in intensity as the mesmeric qualities really take hold.
Fragments is out January 23rd on Hivern Discs.