Halma (band)

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Halma is a German rock band .


In 1999 Fiona McKenzie, Andreas Voss and Thorsten Carstens founded Halma with a classic rock line-up ( guitar , bass , drums ). Anna Bertermann expanded the trio into a quartet in 2000 with another bass and keyboard .

The band develops their mainly instrumental music from improvisations .

So far, six long players have been released. Container lost and sunk , self- published as a CD in 2000 , brings rock structures and comparatively fast beats . Minifield , also published as a self-published CD in 2002, has already decelerated : Influences from dub and slow-tech, fine percussive details, field recordings and heavy grooves make the music appear increasingly "cinematic".

Since 2006, the year Back to Pascal was released, Halma has been publishing on vinyl and digitally with the record label Sunday Service . The Hamburg artist Matthias Meyer produced two videos for this sound carrier. In 2007 Halma composed the music for the cinema film The Other Boy (director: Volker Einrauch ), which received awards at various international festivals.

In 2008 the LP / CD Broad Peak followed - broken triads, massive rhythms, changeable moods of the electric guitar. The album Dissolved Solids was released in November 2011.

In 2015 Halma released the sixth LP / CD Granular , which was heavily influenced by Krautrock.


  • 2000: Container lost and sunk (self-publication)
  • 2003: Minifield (self-published)
  • 2006: Back to Pascal (Sunday Service)
  • 2008: Broad Peek (Sunday Service)
  • 2011: Dissolved Solids (Sunday Service)
  • 2015: Granular (captain plate)
  • 2019: The Ground (Captain Platte)
  • 2007: Film music for The Other Boy

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