All songs © & ℗ 2015 Hugh W. Wygmans Music (ASCAP).
For fans of: Foo Fighters, Guided by Voices, Unwritten Law
Title: Black & White
Label: Strange Hues
About Black & White
Loud and soft. Love and hate. Life and death. Opposites. Extremes. No middle ground. No gray area.
Huetensil chose the title of his debut album for it’s depiction of extremes, it’s reflection of opposites, contrast. The extremes are where the excitement is and opposites do attract after all. Besides, life can be pretty hard and dull in the gray.
Black & White is also a fair representation of the music contained therein. Both in subject and style. The songs delve into the extremes that life holds for us, while highlighting some of the compromises that we make, maybe unwisely. This is nothing new for Huetensil, whose lyrics have consistently explored tenuous or botched relationships and societal failures with poignant sincerity. While a majority of the album would be classified as guitar rock of one form or another, there are a few songs that stretch that definition.
No Profanity - All Clean
Genres: Rock, Power Pop
Huetensil is independent singer/guitarist/songwriter Hugh Wygmans’ musical alter ego. He’s primarily a power pop musician with a hard edge and an indie singer/songwriter ethic. He combines ecstatic guitar riffs with honest, intelligent lyrics that he delivers with stunningly versatile vocals.
As Huetensil and as the frontman for the progressive rock band Question of Honour, he’s been heard on over 100 radio stations in eight countries. He’s also had a lot of nice things written about his music.
“(Wygmans’ voice) swoops and soars and whines and pulls delicious little melodies out of thin air.” - Sid Sibley, In Your Speakers
“... Hugh Wygmans has chops to burn and a knack for melodies that linger long after the song is gone.” - Mike O’Cull, Illinois Entertainer
“Huetensil goes from regular singing voice to falsetto to absolutely ass-kicking screaming flawlessly, effortlessly, seamlessly.” - Ozone in the AM, The National Police Gazette