The sonic world of Halv Drøm delve deep into this burning question. Weaving science and spirituality into well-established engines of industrial, EBM and post-punk, Saxon Jorgensen’s work seeks to break out of the confines of “dark” music (by this point an overused descriptor, particularly in these crumbling times) to shape something far more imperious and personal. Whereas techno is so often used as a sledgehammer, Jorgensen wields it like an ice-sculptor with a chainsaw.
Rooted in an appreciation of personal magick and political upheaval, accordingly a strong DIY aesthetic is Halv Drøm’s backbone. Field recordings, guitars churned into shrieking maelstroms, binaural frequencies that sidle beneath waves of polyrhythmic experimentation, and a willingness to go beyond comfortable dance patterns are all in play here. Modern electronics and ancient chakra tonal systems form a ritual of harsh healing; imperative in our time.
Humanity’s nature seeks us to find higher meaning from without, rather than within. Those who reject a society built on nihilism, greed and cultural genocide slip beneath to build new societies that reflect their true hearts. The music of Halv Drøm is confrontational, intense, but it rejects these corrupt foundations and its god of capitalism, darker than anything pulled from the void’s back catalogue. In the face of such a creator, let there be light.