Hyperium Records

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Hyperium Records
Parent companyZZO Recordings
FounderOliver Roesch / Oliver van Essenberg
Genredarkwave, neoclassical, gothic rock, ambient, ethereal
Country of originGermany

Hyperium Records was a German independent record label specializing in darkwave, neoclassical, ethereal, gothic rock, and ambient music, founded by Oliver Roesch[1] (also known as "Oli" Roesch) and Oliver van Essenberg in 1991.[2] Roesch died on August 1, 2002 in a motorcycle accident.[3]


Heavenly Voices compilations[edit]

Hyperium are best known for their Heavenly Voices compilation series, which featured prominent use of female vocals in a neo-classical, neofolk, world music, trip hop or ethereal style. "Heavenly Voices" has often been used as a genre term, particularly during the mid to late 1990s.[4] Love Is Colder Than Death claim that the series was inspired by their music.[5]

The first few compilations featured music by many of the label's own artists, as well as guest appearance by other notable bands of the ethereal/gothic/darkwave scene including Bel Canto, Faith & the Muse, Gitane Demone, In The Nursery, Miranda Sex Garden, Ordo Equitum Solis and The Moon Seven Times. In 1997, American independent label Cleopatra Records released a Hyperium licensed compilation called Heavenly Voices subtitled, "A collection of the finest female vocals in ethereal, darkwave & gothic".[6]


The following are artists with releases on Hyperium Records:

The following artists were co-released by Hyperium Records and Projekt Records:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reviews
  2. ^ History Archived 2007-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Hertz-Lion Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine (August 17, 2002)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-18. Retrieved 2007-03-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-17. Retrieved 2007-03-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-18. Retrieved 2007-03-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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