sunnk — weaving ritual


The musician hiding under the pseudonym sunnk goes by the name Eogan Roche, and there is very little that is known about him. A member of the creative group glitch.cool, a sound designer that is heavily engaged in the video game industry, and that is about it. Up until now, his entire discography has been limited to a mere split-record shared with Finnish producer Tusk Mute, with the record having strong intelligent breakcore vibes. Nevertheless, his appearance on Mille Plateaux isn't surprising at all, since the opening sounds of weaving ritual make it obvious that the impressions of a beautiful wave correspond to the esthetic that the label has been promoting since the mid 90s.

Event-wise, weaving ritual consists of multiple layers. The farthest one, and yet the most musical one is a sad thin piano that is reminiscent of the contemplative modern classic records of the early 00s, think Swod or early Max Richter. The second layer is a powerful and heavy IDM beat that would readily fit the format of the long gone label Tympanik Audio (especially teamed up with the piano sadness) if only it could be less erratic and trippy. But, since it is a glitch album that we're talking about, the image just cannot afford to be plain and stable. It's as if we were looking through a kaleidoscope, that’s being constantly shaken and rotated by an invisible hand. The music gets jammed every second, it stops, changes the tempo, and pours onto the listener in uneven fragments that are heavy and angular like asphalt shards. The astonishing effect is created by the fact that the glitchy editing molds the first and the second layers into a third one that sends us somewhere back to the domain of fashionable deconstructed club music. It appears, this is exactly what modern glitch music should sound like.