Helena Hauff has a new album on the way, titled Qualm, scheduled for August 3 release via Ninja Tune

The title has a duality that Hauff enjoys—the German word “Qualm” ( kvalm) translates as fumes or smoke, whilst the English meaning refers to an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one’s own conduct. We’re told that the record is “unapologetically raw” and finds Hauff returning to her original modus operandi—jamming on her machines—“trying to create something powerful without using too many instruments and layers.” 

A former resident of the Golden Pudel club in her hometown Hamburg, Helena’s profile and global standing has grown exponentially since the release of her Discreet Desires LP in 2015, purely on the strength of her authenticity and her DJ sets spanning acid, electro, EBM, techno, and post-punk. She made her recording debut in 2013 on Werkdiscs / Ninja Tune and has since partnered with PAN (as Black Sites alongside F#x), Lux Rec, Bunker sublabel Panzerkreuz, Texan cassette imprint Handmade Birds and established her own label Return To Disorder (2015). Most recently she released a four-track EP Have You Been There, Have You Seen It (2017) via Ninja Tune, and now she returns to the UK label with a new album. 


01. Barrow Boot Boys 

02. Lifestyle Guru 

03. Btdr-revisited 

04. Entropy Created You And Me 

05. Fag Butts In The Fire Bucket 

06. Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg 

07. The Smell Of Suds And Steel 

08. Primordial Sludge 

09. Qualm 

10. No Qualms 

11. Panegyric 

12. It Was All Fields Around Here When I Was A Kid  

Qualm is scheduled for August 3 release via Ninja Tune, with “Qualm” and “No Qualms” streaming in full below.