Synthpop project Hermidgets has released their second album “NIHIL”. As the title suggests Hermidgets take his saddened electronic music and applies it to an exploration of existential crisis, nothingness, and dissonance. Speaking on “NIHIL”, Hermidgets had this to say: 

I composed this album using just two analog synthesizers, a selected drum sample library, and my voice. This self-imposed limitation inspired creativity despite the boundless possibilities of electronic music. My goal was to craft deeply melancholic, singable melodies, supported by constantly present synths with carefully crafted tones, sometimes distorted and other times enveloping.


As Hermidgets dives into the nether on each track, they have also created four music videos to accompany the album. The latest of which is ‘We Tend to Disappear’. Rather than looking upon nihilism with despair, Hermidgets seeks to show it as an opportunity. Hermidgets went on to say that they “captivate viewers through plays of light, shadow, and close-ups” and used the “intense face of a young girl, who serves as an alter ego, allowing the artist to coney their message while maintaining anonymity.” You can watch the video below.

Hermidgets releases sophomore album "NIHIL", releases new music video
June 15, 2024
Brutal Resonance

Hermidgets releases sophomore album "NIHIL", releases new music video

Synthpop project Hermidgets has released their second album “NIHIL”. As the title suggests Hermidgets take his saddened electronic music and applies it to an exploration of existential crisis, nothingness, and dissonance. Speaking on “NIHIL”, Hermidgets had this to say: 

I composed this album using just two analog synthesizers, a selected drum sample library, and my voice. This self-imposed limitation inspired creativity despite the boundless possibilities of electronic music. My goal was to craft deeply melancholic, singable melodies, supported by constantly present synths with carefully crafted tones, sometimes distorted and other times enveloping.


As Hermidgets dives into the nether on each track, they have also created four music videos to accompany the album. The latest of which is ‘We Tend to Disappear’. Rather than looking upon nihilism with despair, Hermidgets seeks to show it as an opportunity. Hermidgets went on to say that they “captivate viewers through plays of light, shadow, and close-ups” and used the “intense face of a young girl, who serves as an alter ego, allowing the artist to coney their message while maintaining anonymity.” You can watch the video below.

Jun 15 2024

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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