Harmjoy – “Silver Lining of the Mushroom Cloud”
With their debut album, “Silver Lining of the Mushroom Cloud,” the German-American electro-synth duo HARMJOY embraces the beats of bleeding edge technology and echoes the Cold War aesthetics of 1950s household fetish.
Blending the classic and the edgy, the familiar and the fantastical–using both lyrics and music–HARM JOY evokes the dichotomy of the word it’s based on: Schadenfreude. The duo draws on their symphonic music backgrounds and long histories of involvement in the dark music scene.
With music by Ølåf Å. Reimers (originally from Friesland and the composer behind the EBM band TYSKE LUDDER) and vocals/lyrics by Dan von Hoyel (from San Francisco and the voice of the Swedish synthpop artists TITANS), HARM JOY brings a thought-provoking flavour to industrial music. Dance, or listen?
Seethe, or reflect? The choice is the listener’s. Or is it?