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TOO is both HVOB’s harshest and softest album to date. In terms of sound, Anna Müller and Paul Wallner explore a space of extremes between departure and retreat, between determination and self-doubt. Dedicated to the state of mind of a generation in search of inner and outer belonging, the album captures a life in the dichotomy of one’s own and other people’s expectations, in the feeling of not living up to these expectations, in renewed attempts to free oneself from these expectations.

Following four studio albums and one live album, TOO marks the sixth release from the Austrian electronic duo – and for the occasion, they’ve taken a new direction. The group break with the tradition of releasing an entire album following the advance release of a number of singles. Instead, the eight tracks from TOO have been released individually and sporadically – making way for the album to grow into an eventual whole over a period of six months. ‘Bruise’ kicked off proceedings in November 2021, with the final installment, ‘Kid Anthem’ arriving alongside the complete album as well as the start of their world tour (info and tickets for which can be found here).

 

Available now on CD, vinyl, and digitally on [PIAS] Recordings, TOO is an angry, tender, vulnerable, determined account of a generation’s search for life.

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