We're not trying to change the world. We aren't seeking fame or fortune.
We don't think we're very good...
But we enjoy trying to make our own music and do it entirely for our own entertainment.
Feedback is always welcome, whether you think we're any good or total rubbish.
But we do ask that you let us know where you think we could improve, for example,
"try the odd melody here and there," or "had you considered singing lessons?"
Who we are
Hypernova are an electronic duo originally from somewhere in Derbyshire,
which is somewhere in the middle of the UK. We first tried making music at
some point back in the eighties, but like everyone else, we weren't really
very good. In the nineties, we recorded some albums, which still weren't very
Around the turn of the century, we turned things around, by starting to
write some quite good songs. Since then, we've completed some more albums.
We haven't done much recently as we've been busy, but there's new stuff on the way.
Currently based half in Hampshire and half in California, both of
us have proper jobs, which is why we still haven't sold out and appeared
on Top of the Pops. Well, that and the fact that they don't make it any more.
Oh, and the fact that we've never been asked.
Things we like
Some artists and groups that we like are listed below.
Air - Alabama 3 - Alpinestars - Aphex Twin - Apollo Four Forty - Asana -
Karl Bartos - Basement Jaxx - The Beatmasters - The Beloved -
Bent - Binar - Björk
- Bomb the Bass - BT - Camouflage - Chicane - Client - Conjure One - Daft
Punk - Death in Vegas - Deep Dish - Deep Forest - Delerium - Depeche Mode
- Dirty Vegas - Rob Dougan - Dragonette - Dubstar - Duran Duran - Dusted
- Paul van Dyk - Echoboy - Electronic - Enigma - Erasure - Everything But
the Girl - Faithless - Fluke - Front Line Assembly - Future Sound of London
- Dave Gahan - Banco de Gaia - Goldfrapp - Gotan Project - The Grid - Groove
Armada - Heaven 17 - Hot Chip - Jori Hulkkonen - The Human League - I Monster
- Jean Michel Jarre - Joy Division - Kings Have Long Arms - Kings of Convenience
- Kraftwerk - Ladytron - Leftfield - Lemon
Jelly - Manu Chao - Massive Attack - Robert Miles - Mirwais - Moby - Mylo
- Paul Nagle - New Order - Olive - One Giant Leap - OneTwo -
The Orb - William Orbit - Orbital - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Erlend Øye
- Pet Shop Boys - Andy Pickford - The Postal Service - Readymade FC - Recoil
- Saint Etienne - The Shamen - Luke Slater - Sparks
- Rachel Stevens - Sugababes - Synthetik - Tears for Fears - Télépopmusik
- Tiga - Ultravox - Vitalic - Way Out West - White Town - Wolfsheim - Richard
X - Zero 7
Anyway, you get the idea.
When we're making music, we use Apple Macs running Cubase and occasionally
Audacity and some audio software. We've also a pile of old synths, some Akai
samplers; and some other bits and bobs. We mainly keep them locked up in the
cupboard, because they're old fashioned and we don't know how to plug them
We also like pretentious foreign films; vintage British television; long
and dull books; and jigsaw puzzles. Between us, we speak a little English;
French; German; Italian; Spanish; Russian; Uzbekh; and Tamagotchi.