Haujobb

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Haujobb
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Haujobb live at Planet Myer Day 12, January 10th, 2014
Background information
OriginGermany
Genresindustrial, techno, breakbeat, IDM, progressive house, drum and bass, ambient, electro-industrial
Years active1993–present
LabelsTympanik Audio, Metropolis Records, Accession Records, Pendragon Records, Off-Beat
Associated actsWumpscut, Dots+Dashes, Architect, Clear Vision, Newt, HMB, Destroid
MembersDaniel Myer
Dejan Samardzic
Past membersBjörn Junemann

Haujobb is a German electronic musical project whose output has ranged drastically within the electronic music spectrum, from electro-industrial to ambient and techno. They have become a staple crossover act, bringing several forms of electro into the mainstream industrial music world.

History[edit]

Haujobb was formed in 1993 by Daniel Myer, Dejan Samardzic, and Björn Junemann. The name comes from the German translation of "skin job" from the film Blade Runner.[1] They were soon signed to Off Beat, and began distributing their music in North America via Pendragon Records. Following the release of Freeze Frame Reality in 1995 saw the departure of band mate Björn, the lineup has consisted of Daniel and Dejan ever since.[2] After Metropolis Records acquired Pendragon, the two musicians have been able to spread their music to a larger fanbase in North America, and have remained continuously popular in the European industrial music scene.

Over the course of their subsequent releases in the 1990s, they wove increasing amounts of drum 'n' bass and IDM influence into their sound. 1999's NinetyNine was a sparse, downtempo collection of ambient electronic compositions.[3] They have since reintroduced some of the more rhythmic elements back into their sound on their more recent albums, but have continued to experiment, drawing concepts from a wide variety of musical styles. [4]

In 2011 Haujobb released a new album with the title New World March which according to the band uses more hardware, guitars, drums, and sound recordings compared to software based Vertical Theory of 2003.

In 2013 Haujobb created their own production label, Basic Unit Productions, and began releasing other artists such as Div|ider, Blush Response, and Black Nail Cabaret. Basic Unit Productions also released two compilations under the title Frost. In September 2015, Haujobb released the minimal-wave influenced, Blendwerk on Basic Unit Productions in Germany and on Negative Gain Productions in the United States.

Projects[edit]

Haujobb at Blackfield Festival 2014, Germany
Daniel Myer

Today, both Daniel Myer and Dejan Samardzic continue to record music under the name Haujobb – the duo also briefly recorded as Dots+Dashes. Myer has several other projects of his own, including Architect, Clear Vision (initially a collaboration with Thorsten Meier) as well as a number of other short-lived electronic projects. Myer, along with Claire Voyant's Victoria Lloyd, form HMB. While Newt is a collaboration with Andreas Meyer of Forma Tadre. More recent side-project collaborations of Myer include Destroid, also featuring Rinaldo Ribi Bite and Sebastian Ullmann and Radioaktivists with Frank M. Spinath, Krischan Jan-Eric Wesenberg and Sascha Lange.

Discography[edit]

As Haujobb[edit]

  • Drift Wheeler, 1993, CS (demo cassette)
  • Homes and Gardens, 1993, CD
  • Eye Over You, 1994, CDS
  • Freeze Frame Reality, 1995, CD
  • Frames: The Remix Album, 1996, EP
  • Remix Wars Part One (vs. Wumpscut), 1996, EP
  • Solutions for a Small Planet, 1996, CD
  • From Homes to Planets, 1997, CD (best of)
  • Matrix, 1997, 2CD
  • Ninetynine, 1999, CD
  • Ninetynine Remixes, 1999, CD
  • Polarity, 2001, CD
  • Penetration, 2002, EP
  • Vertical Theory, 2003, CD
  • Vertical Mixes, 2005, CD
  • Smack My Bitch Up, 2007, EP
  • Dead Market, 2011, EP
  • New World March, November 11, 2011, CD[5]
  • Let's Drop Bombs, 2012, Remix CD
  • Blendwerk, 2015, CD, LP
  • Alive, 2018, CD, Live

As Cleaner/Cleen/Clear Vision[edit]

As Destroid[edit]

  • Future Prophecies CD (2004)
  • Loudspeaker CD (2007)
  • Silent World EP (2010)

As Architect[edit]

  • Galactic Supermarket CD (1998)
  • Galactic Edge 12" (1998)
  • I Went Out Shopping To Get Some Noise CD (2003)
  • Noise Is Out Of Stock 12" (2005)
  • The Analysis Of Noise Trading CD (2005)
  • Lower Lip Interface CD (2007)
  • Consume Adapt Create (2010)
  • Upload Select Remix (2011)
  • Upload Select Remix 2 (Digital only release) (2011)
  • Mine (2013)
  • Mine Remixes 2 (2014) - (featuring remixes Dreissk and Textbeak)

As h_m_b[edit]

  • Great Industrial Love Affairs CD (2001)

As Newt[edit]

  • -273°C CD (1997)
  • Phaseshifting EP (1998)
  • 37°C CD (1999)

As Dots+Dashes[edit]

  • Aircutter EP (1997)
  • Dots & Dashes CD (1998)
  • Selected Drum Works Vol 1 EP (1998)

As Aktivist[edit]

  • Ein Abend Mit Mir... 12" (1998)

As S'Apex[edit]

  • Out There Back On 12" (1998)
  • Audiodesign CD (1999)
  • Henryk Remixes (2000)

As Hexer[edit]

  • R:A Vs. Hexer: Compress (1998)
  • Hexer Vs. Omega Men (1998)
  • Hexer vs. Crunch (1999)
  • Paradoxon I & II (1999)

As Myer[edit]

  • Contra Technique (1998)
  • Style 12" (1997)
  • Pressure Drop (1998)
  • Leavin' Space (1998)

As Standeg[edit]

  • Ultrahightechviolet (2008)
  • Rushing Pictures EP (2008)

Trivia[edit]

  • In early Haujobb liner notes and credits, Daniel was listed as D. Meier, however in more recent liner notes he is listed as Daniel Myer.
  • Daniel Myer created the soundtrack for the Xbox game "Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CVR (2010-12-22). "Interview with Daniel Myer (Haujobb, Architect, Destroid, Covenant)". EBM.gr. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-18. It's supposed to be “Hautjobb”, from the movie "Bladerunner". In the movie it's "Skinjob", but when we watched the movie in German I couldn't hear the "T" sound, so I just heard "Haujobb" and it made kind of sense. In German "Haujobb" means something like... beating up someone. In the movie it’s a term for showing no respect to the androids... they call them “Skinjobs”, like calling "nigger" a black guy. It sounded to me something negative for something that doesn't exist yet, and it was cool!
  2. ^ Bush, John. "AllMusic Haujobb Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "AllMusic Haujobb Ninetynine Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  4. ^ Anderson, Rick. "AllMusic Haujobb Vertical Theory Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  5. ^ :CD Review: Haujobb – New World March Archived 2012-01-20 at the Wayback Machine

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