Assertion by Hainbach Pre-order Vinyl or Digital Album

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Thursday, 7 May 2020
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Assertion by Hainbach Pre-order Vinyl or Digital Album

Chase Bliss Records presents the physical edition of “Assurance” on high-quality 180gr vinyl with double-printed inner-sleeve. Artwork lovingly crafted by Nani Gutierrez.

“Dear listener, 
I have a new album coming, full of piano, tape, and wild oscillations. I am working together with Chase Bliss Records to make a vinyl release, too. Since records sold out fast in the past, you might want to make use of the pre-order. 


With the digital pre-order of Assertion. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

In early 2020, as the first global pandemic of this century hit, Hainbach found himself in a dusty room in an old theatre, sitting next to the ventilation system, cutting tape loops. While the rest of the production staff and actors were depressedly drinking downstairs in the set of the canceled play, Hainbach was splicing meter after meter of the music. These were meant to be spares for the production, should the ones he made for rehearsal break. The simple manual process of running sound through my fingers into the small hours gave him a feeling of control back, as pointless as it might have been.

After the cascade of cancellations in the previous days, Hainbach felt good for the first time. Returning home, Hainbach embarked on a mad dash of activity – a set of samples from his studio Hainbach called “Isolation Loops”, so everyone could jam with him in their confinement, a streamed live show from balcony to balcony with nearest neighbor Orca, a marathon of music and technology live streams and finally this record.

My new album Assertion is my way out of the gloom of this situation, that sees a world becoming in many ways smaller and more closed-minded, while our most vulnerable waste away. It is an attempt at hope, a conscious choice of traveling joyously in music, while the body stays in isolation. It is a celebration of collaboration, as musicians Maysun and Andrew Raffo Dewar contribute to the sound of this album and Nani Gutierrez spins her fantastic visual world further, in the seventh year of our work together. It is an album Hainbach hopes you can put on anytime you need something to underscore your happiness or take you out of the ever-threatening darkness.

If you are curious about how Hainbach made this record, he is documenting the process on video every step of the way


Assertion by Hainbach releases May 25, 2020, Vinyl brought to you courtesy of CHASE BLISS RECORDS. 

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