"By The Gony State" is the new album by Huey Walker. The artist who grew up in Berlin currently lives under his bourgeois name Martin Hiller in a middle-sized town near the baltic sea.
All music on the album "By The Gony State" was composed by Huey Walker utilizing his concept of "Transpulsitions". As an algorithmic routine, Transpulsitions refers to the ideas of transforming by re-organizing, re-positioning and re-pitching.
Bits of audio are systematically extracted from source-material. By slowly changing their root-positions rhythmically, those bits of sound transform from a slowly soothing to an urgently urging pulse – and vice versa.
The resulting pieces shift through slow transistions, changing, almost morphing through their rhythms, harmonies and tonalities. The music is steady-going and propulsive, yet also soothing.
The tracks alter through various states, stumbling through fields of soundscapes, flowing from a captivating groove into polyrhythmic madness and segments of joyfully odd, pitch-bended vocals.
The music made with "Transpulsitions", even though based on the processing of a chosen material, is neither sampling-, nor loop-music. Bits from specific, slowly changing positions from source-material are sort of read out and re-arranged into an ongoing pulse of sound.
released September 19, 2019
Composition, Programming, Mixing: Huey Walker
Drawings: Martin Hiller
Layout: Nouvelle Walk – Atelier für visuelle Wege
Photographies: C. Köhn (Huey Walker live at Alte Bäckerei, Greifswald, 2016)