Sunda Arc is the project which involves brothers Nick Smart and Jordan Smart. Best known as key members of Mammal Hands, their new project takes inspiration from the likes of Jon Hopkins, Rival Consoles, Moderat and Nils Frahm as well as their own music world. They announced the release of the debut album.

Tides is out on February 7th, 2020 via Gondwana Records. According to the press release, Named for a volcanic arc in the Indian Ocean, created by the process of massive tectonic plates colliding, Sunda Arc strives to mingle electronic and acoustic sounds until they become almost indistinguishable from each other. It’s a process where they draw the acoustic properties and quirks out of electronic sounds and find the electronic potential in acoustic sounds. They explain:

“Finding the ghost in the machine or blending the human elements of playing live is something we are always trying to explore in our work. Experimentation is a large part of our process and we tend to combine carefully composed material with chaotic ideas to find the balance between the two”

Hymn” is the first excerpt. Listen below.