numeral is the professional name of independent electronic artist/composer, Philippe Adam. The veteran Swiss musician debuted his solo project in 2020 with an eponymous EP in 2020. Since then the prolific producer followed with a string of singles and the 2022 6-song EP Primeval. The genre-bending musician splits his time between Berlin, Germany and Bern, Switzerland.
With the motto “gloom has never been so danceable”, numeral creates dark and hypnotic downtempo electronica. He paints rich soundscapes that draw on elements of industrial, ambient and dark wave. When not composing transcendent electronic music, Philippe is the drummer in a number of Swiss bands. Since his solo debut he has produced and remixed for an international roster of artists.
“Hideous” is the latest single from numeral, released worldwide via all major streaming services on January 27, 2023. Ambient minor-key synths and lo-fi percussion introduce the piece. Layers of organic harmonic tones and percussive arpeggios paint the periphery.
As the song progresses, we flow through trip-hop grooves and ethereal ambient moods. Subterranean bass tones rumble the floor beneath a pulsing heartbeat rhythm. That pairing of darkness and beauty is the yin & yang of numeral’s signature sound.
Check out “Hideous” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Chill playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the artist. Get on his socials and get in the loop.