Mallard  —  Mallard - Verte
"Surface" plays with polyrhythm, pivoting between 3/4 time at 90 BPM and 4/4 triplet time in the 120s. Mallard's weathered drums linger in the grey zone, keeping you guessing for the full six minutes.
From the morphing polyrhythmic percussion of 'Surface' to the shifting, heady pattern of 'Aquitaine' via the psychedelic breaks of 'Untitled' we are taken on quite the trip. Equally at ease on the dance-floor as it would be for an introverted headphone session, Mallard's first offering to the world via Rhythm Section INTL is one to remember.
Aquitaine (606 Lake Mix)
Mallard - Verte
"Sleep is the cousin of death"
Mallard spends his time playing and composing improvised music on the daily, gigging regularly in and around the SE enviro. With a keen ear for plate reverbs and more sonically driven Jazz music.
Currently studying Jazz Double-Bass at Trinity School of Music, Mallard’s productions demonstrate a keen ear for groove with a level of musicality rarely heard in electronic productions. At just 20 years old, he has already developed a unique sound palette and prodigious production style set to make him a name we will only hear more of in the years to come. Because of his Jazz pursuits, Mallard doesn’t often find down time to record and produce electronic music. Instead, he often finds himself writing music on the fly, whether it be in Swiss mountain road tunnels, on the shore of French lakes, or on a delayed cross-country rail service into St Pancras.
Michael Shrimpling and Anu Ambasna
Published Fri 14 Jul