“Pulsing” is the latest aptly titled opus from North London composer GLOK and the follow-up to previous tracks “Projected Sounds” and “Dissident”. In a world that’s so often overwhelming, GLOK’s sparing use of sound is so refreshing.
Citing the likes of Arthur Russell, Steve Reich and William Basinski as inspirations, GLOK melds the old and new, postmodern sensibilities with analogue equipment – it’s a combination that leaves renders his music human when so much ambient work can seem distant and cold.
Discussing his process, GLOK, said: "There is a charm in old technology. Musically there is a humanity to early synthesisers which comes from their imperfections in tuning and timing. When we got too good at making electronic music 'perfect', when everything became digital, the music swung too far the other way. Now, in society too, we live between the worlds, working with the push and pull of both. My music exists in that middle ground, the same way we do as people."
“Pulsing” is out now.