Absolutely haunting. Haujobb are a finely polished surface of cold obsidian. From their beginnings in Germany in the early 1990s, they have created dark dance anthems with lustrous, synthetic sounds. Keyboard arrangements from throbbing analog pulses and growling pads to wicked, frantic arpeggios create a maelstrom of exacting electronics. You can hear traces of '80s Synth Pop in their songs, but Haujobb are far from that introspective alienation; rather, they are abrupt and fearsome, generating anxiety from complexity. Rabid dance rhythms adopt Electro and EBM sounds and twist them into something horrifying. Growling vocals, violated by electrostatic distortion, issue frightening words about the precarious natures of reality, technology, sanity and darkness.