Julian Sartorius – Mux (Marionette, LP/digital)

Most recently, the Swiss drummer Julian Sartorius became the talk of the town with an album on which he compiled a total of 112 locked grooves, each 1.8 seconds long. On »Mux« he conducts a radical experiment: on the twelve pieces, he tries to emulate the sounds of modular synthesizers and drum machines with the means of his instrument. He succeeds both on the sound level and in the almost inhuman precision with which he has recorded those gentle yet complex grooves. They are more than worth listening to even without prior knowledge of the underlying concept.