• Digital

Polaris EP

  • Cat No: HELLEX014
  • Release: 2023-09-08


digital 460 JPY

Track List

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Hyperstellar is the moniker of Ruben Benabou, music composer, producer and sound designer from Paris, France. His music is a fragile intersection between melancholic atmospheric soundtracks infused with a power-driven electronic music. A vision, rays of light, trapped in the eternal night of space; drifting away. From the screaming emotion he found in the music of his Oriental origins to a highly poetic distortion, an interference, a friction nowhere to be received.

In the late 2010s, his mathematical experiments with music got him to be discovered by Drexciya's Gerald Donald with whom he established a narrow collaborative work through the experimental Daughter Produkt project with releases on !K7 and Tresor. Both being obsessed by the scientific approach, Ruben worked on several conferences on the intersection between Mathematics, Physics and Music.

Hyperstellar's dramaturgy and sensitivity are well asked in the film and advertising industries. Fascinated by the world of cinematography and images, he works closely with film directors, illustrators and design studios, with commissions from L'Hôtel de Sully, Paris Design Week and Le Musée des Archives Nationales de Paris, La Monnaie de Paris, Moncler, Lalique, Evian, IWC Schaffhausen, Devialet.

At the same time, he released his first original work, featured on Zone Records' first compilation, Interzone. His young style was confronted to fresh and established figures of Electronic Music, such as Gesaffelstein, The Hacker, Miss Kittin, or Djedjotronic.

Polaris is Hyperstellar's blazing start in the world of Electronic Music. Released via the iconic electronic trailblazer DJ Hell's historic label, International Deejay Gigolo Records and The DJ Hell Experience imprint, Polaris is a stellar threat, a sacrificial guide through the night.
The two-track EP blasts off with Sibyl, an atmospheric and tense promise referring to the ancient-Greece prophetesses. Sibyl creates a physical trance, playing a few interspersed notes from the main theme quietly, gently, and pensively to set the ambiance while the choirs, orchestra and organ reach prominence. Hyperstellar's organic vocoder calls the Sibyl, like a somber prayer from another time.

The eponymous work, Polaris, showcases dissonant chords which confront aggressive metallic synthesizers in an explosive rhythmic which leads to time-dilated cubic plucks. The dreadful atmospheres set up by ancient instruments like the Duduk, and immersive sound design leave room for a staggering vocoder which claims the Polaris star.

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