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ARTIST
TITLE
Hyane
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LPDR 010LP LPDR 010LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/27/2020

This mini LP is an explicit message from Lustpoderosa's sonic continuum. These seven tracks show the deep connection of Marlene Starks's work as a writer and an artist to her role as mother and DJ in times when there is an urgent need to dismantle the patriarchy in our society and rave culture. Marlene Stark is telling us much more than a great musical story with the symbolic title Hyäne. Marlene wants to direct our attention to a reviled creature while she reflects on its literary and symbolic meanings. Although hyenas live in a matriarchal society, its transmutation can be perceived as the ongoing struggle of the non-male body in an androcentric world view. Marlene Starks reinterprets the figure of the hyena in a very poetic, self-ironical, and honest way, as shown in the tracks "Hungry As a Hunter", "Hyäne" and "Language Of Old Woman". It's a neo-ceremonial call to rethink established structures without missing out the turbulent landscape of today's politics. From early trip-hop to post-rave elements, Stark combines her sonic adventures with an impressively nonchalant and colloquial vocabulary. Her voice, as well as the voice of guest singer Stefanie Mader, achieves a remarkable vocal structure that goes beyond the mainstream. This is the contemporary body music for the next generation.