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by Arthur Hnatek

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Featuring a beautiful design by one of my favorite designer : FICHTRE
    Also includes 3 bonus improvised drum interludes

    Includes unlimited streaming of SWIMS via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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SWIMS 05:03
Drum Solo 1 01:38
Euclid Heat 05:43
Drum Solo 2 01:12
101 Breeze 06:09
Drum Solo 3 01:31
Pool 03:23


If you’ve ever wondered what a proficient jazz drummer would do within the parameters of contemporary electronica, the new “SWIMS” EP might be what you’ve been waiting for. The titled track invites us into a deep, dark and emotional trance melody. The club-friendly “Euclid Heat” suggests a space between your introspective dance floor memories. “SH101 Breeze” is a jagged, bright, stuttering and complex up-tempo jam. The EP closes with the guest appearance of Andrina Bollinger for a beautiful odd to the spiraling nature of our world. As a reminder to the process of composition, the Vinyl EP and Bandcamp digital features exclusive, short, edgy and improvised interludes revealing the raw nature of live music thus balancing the clean-cut angles of the studio outputs.

The ambigram SWIMS is also the name of the solo project of Arthur Hnatek. You might know him as the drummer for Erik Truffaz or Tigran Hamasyan. SWIMS is the merging of drumming improvisations with functional club music. Every song was created in the studio as a template for further de/reconstructions on stage, where they get deployed as samples to be manipulated, explored and remixed live using a trigger-modified kit.


released June 19, 2020

All songs composed, played and produced by Arthur Hnatek
except Pool composed by Andrina Bollinger and Arthur Hnatek
Recorded by Arthur Hnatek and Valentin Liechti
Mixed by Manu Egger at Suburban Sound, Winterthur, CH
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Studios, London, UK
Cover Art by Fichtre

Huge thanks to Fondation Tempo and la Ville de Genève for their support.


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Arthur Hnatek Zürich, Switzerland

Arthur Hnatek is an electronica producer who specialises in an expansive, analog-synth-driven type of dance music. His productions are rooted in a visceral dialogue between the acoustic drums and highly-reactive modulars.

The world renown drummer who travelled the world alongside prestigious pioneers delivers his act navigating between electronica beats and club textures.
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