B.yhzz (pronounced /be-wise/) releases eight-minute track ‘Grasp Gesture’ via Stockholm/Zürich’s Country Music today, premiering via AQNB. The Warsaw-based producer and co-founder of the Polish Intruder Alert collective previously dropped EP Via on Montréal/Mexico City label Infinite Machine in July last year.
Using just a saw and a pitchfork belonging to his grandfather and recording simply on a Olympus sound recorder, B.yhzz applies resonance, distortion and lumbering rhythm to excellent effect. This is a uniquely lo-fi approach to what is a growing trend in simulating organic sounds via electronic means (think M.E.S.H. or Kai Whiston), except ‘Grasp Gesture’ does what it promises, processing the treble-laden and metallic echoes of actual physical objects into an electronic composition of sound and movement.**