German DJ and producer Annegret Fiedler aka Perel's debut album is a striking amalgamation of house, new wave, and kraut frameworks that shape a distinct new sound and add a strikingly direct vocal delivery to the mix. The early 80's sounds of the Eurythmics prove influential on many tracks, where Perel combines her love of dance music with the sheer vocal delivery of Annie Lennox. She delivers her lyrics in German, and her arrangements recall the starkness of Cluster, Grauzone, and Conny Plank's work with Liaisons Dangereuses / DAF - all distinct German voices from the 1980's. The fact that Conny Plank recorded the first LP by the Eurythmics, In The Garden, brings it all full circle. Hermetica is a focused, sonically adventurous work, where an artist previously known for her DJ sets plays every instrument, writes every song and explores this new dimension of her own creative process.