“hubris.” is a Swiss post-rock band originating from Fribourg. Formed in 2014, the instrumental quartet is characterised by their original style which blends an experimental touch of post-rock, electronica atmosphere and some elements of the progressive and metal scene.
They draw their inspiration from artists like Woodkid, Jon Hopkins, This Will Destroy You or The Contortionist amongst others. With their style evoking introspection, hubris. characterise themselves with the length of their compositions, allowing a range of evolving emotions through softness and power. Sometimes compared with other artists like Sigur Rós or Long Distance Calling, the band calls forth emotions of its audience due to a heterogeneous musical landscape mixing poetic ambiance and raw energy.
They have released four albums to date - Emersion (2015), Apocryphal Gravity (2017), Metempsychosis (2020) and The One Above (2023). They have gained relative popularity following the release of their second album after their took a drastic change in their musical approach and method of composing. The band sets forth a musical style rarely explored to this day, breaching pre-established post-rock conventions by incorporating both electronica and progressive rockmetal influences.
Their music was critically acclaimed and aroused the interest of almost over one million eager listeners on the internet as well as being the subject of many press articles. The band’s third album Metempsychosis was awarded the best post-rock a l b u m o f 2 0 2 0 b y t h e i n d e p e n d e n t m u s i c Yo u Tu b e c h a n n e l Wherepostrockdwells.
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