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The One Above

by hubris.

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Of Light 11:01




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released February 10, 2020

All songs written by hubris.

Mixed by Raphaël Bovey of MyRoom Studio
Mastered by Nathan Gros of Spinal Music
Artwork illustration and design by Dimitri Magnin

hubris. is:
Jonathan Hohl: Guitars
Nathan Gros: Drums
Matthieu Grillet: Guitars
Lucien Leclerc: Bass

This album, just like their three previous albums, delves into Greek Mythology. This one incorporates an additional concept by exploring the works of Plato and his allegory of the cave. The allegory is divided into four distinctive parts which are represented by each of the songs.

​The album can be interpreted in two ways. Either by starting from the title track and therefore starting the allegory from the top, or from the last track of the album and working one's way out of the cave. Each song represents a facet of the allegory (e.g. Of Light representing the fire used to create and project the shadows, but also the knowledge that is to be acquired by the characters in the story) and they can be perceived in an optimistic light, i.e. one manages to escape the cave and behold reality - or a more pessimistic one. Yet, both ways of exploring the allegory can be perceived as either the "happier" one or the "sadder" one which this album also aims to persuade. There is no right way to analyse the allegory - it is all but subjective. In that sense, not only reality is subjective, but also whether one version of the story is "better" than the other one.

We would like to thank our friends, families and anyone that has helped us in any way throughout the making of this album. We do this first and foremost because music is what keeps us going. It has been our drive since day one and each album is met with new encounters, new difficulties and new highs and lows; but above all, each new album brings moments that we will cherish forever. We would like to direct our profound appreciation and deepest love to the unequaled dedication and musical talent of Matthieu Grillet, Lucien Leclerc and Léo Juston, who have become an integral part of this project, Ronnie from Wherepostrockdwells for his immeasurable support and assistance, Dimitri Magnin for, once again, the incredible album artwork, Raphaël Bovey for the mindblowing work on mixing this album.

Last but certainly not least, we extend a huge thank you to all of you guys out there supporting us and enabling us to live our dream one
day at a time. This project could not have been realised without the ongoing support from everyone listed above and we are and will be forever grateful.


released February 10, 2023


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hubris. Fribourg, Switzerland

“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
metal scene.
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