Some music can’t be easily categorised. The upcoming EP by this trio is one of those creations.
Pulsating and intricate sounds abound from the Swiss group Arthur Hnatek Trio. A patchwork of complex percussive rhythms scattered amongst beautiful, haunting melodic saxophone phrases weaving in and out of tight rumbling basslines is what you’ll hear when you press play on ‘Pulser’.
The track is the first release since the trio’s acclaimed debut album ‘Static’ in 2021; the composition begins a journey into the acoustic interpretations of modular synthesis across the forthcoming EP ‘Apnea’.
‘Pulser’ was created by the band transcribing patterns from the Buchla Easel modular synthesiser, inspired by the work of Don Buchla, who is known for his contributions to the field of instrument design and the father of ‘West Coast Synthesis’.
There’s something hypnotising and exciting about this track that catches your attention from the start. It pulls you to an imaginary dark dance floor full of polyrhythmic beats and loose-limbed bodies. It’s an immersive experience that captivates listeners and will keep you coming back.
It’s a very unconventional piece of music, but I’m sure you’ll appreciate its uniqueness!