Hampus Hyppe, Hyppe (Purple) [Self-released, 2019]

The Happy (Purple) EP may not be unique sound wise; the guitar, bass, saxophone and echoes have been heard before and they are not revolutionary in that sense (I’m thinking of labels like; City Centre Offices or Morr Music).

Yet, that’s absolutely not true at all! Because all artistic ventures are by definition just that, unique. The thing that stand out in this release: the somewhat rough production, vocals and as always the nowadays numerous references.

Being a scholar? I do need to make a special comment regarding the fifth song on the Happy (Purple) EP: Positiv (Filosofi)*. I mean, having studied the subject?

I suspect that the reference is an other all together than those concerning the problems with verifiability . In any event it’s a great track (with some audible Cornelis influences). And that goes for the rest of the album.

It is contemporary singer-song writer electronically enhanced endeavour. It is definitely listenable, especially Stay and it’s an EP with a very personal touch.

* “…the radical positivist line that science is the basis of knowledge; that it is empirical; and that non-empirical enterprises are either logic or nonsense.”