Pitter Patter
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Pitter Patter

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Electronic Experimental

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Pitter Patter @ Walters Downtown

Houston, Texas, United States

Houston, Texas, United States

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"Best of the week"

"...while the always entertaining jams of Pitter Patter will also be on the bill. If you missed him go off with black kite at Walter’s a couple of weeks ago, then I’ll just say that you’re missing out. This guy goes hard and he definitely deserves a bigger fanbase." - Free Press Houston


"BIRDMAGIC & PERSEPH ONE BRING BEATS AND LOVE TO RUDYARD'S"

"Jonathan Perez, a.k.a. Pitter Patter, initiated the evening's events with his dynamic one-man show. Before Pitter Patter finished introducing himself to the crowd, he grabbed his drumsticks, clicked on his laptop, and performed angular rhythms over a collection of acoustic and electronic sounds. More psychedelic than experimental, the accompanying synths buttressed his primal pounding.

Leaving no space unfilled, Pitter Patter toyed with an assortment of time signatures, expanding the audience's musical palette beyond symmetrical 4/4 rhythms; his deep appreciation for Rush showed in both his playing and his MIDI sounds. The drummer-as-DJ style has already been taken to adventurous lengths by LIMB; however, Pitter Patter expanded the terrain and firmly planted his flag in his own manner." - Houston Press


"song premier 'afterlife ritual' by Pitter Patter"

Since the age of 14, Jonathan Perez has been carrying the beat as a drummer for various bands in his hometown of Houston, TX and will soon be releasing (Aug. 19) his solo debut album, Realms, as Pitter Patter.

This record is the culmination of four years of healing, persistence and patience. The album, Realms (Big Heart Sound), was created with an emphasis on the process. To not rush or push anything in one specific direction but to allow the work to evolve organically and to encourage self-discovery. Realms is a roadmap of the journey through deep valleys and steep mountains that we all must take.

The early stages of this record began a few months after Jonathan’s 2-piece noise project, Female Demand, split up in 2012. This transition was a turning point in Jonathan’s life that was abrupt and life altering. Jonathan used the money that was left to him of the band’s funds to expand his toolkit with a Roland SPD-30 drum pad and Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer. Compelled to continue to make music and experiment, he discovered a new formula for his sound.

Giving a name to his new voice, Pitter Patter was created by applying his knowledge of noise and experimental rock and combining it with colorful synths and driving drum machines. Refining his sound further, he made the decision to forego the electronic drums to return to his classic live drum sound. The result is groovy, contemplative instrumentals paired with tough drum rhythms.

Glide Magazine is premiering “Afterlife Ritual” off Realms which mixes the raw heavy spontaneity of Ratatat mixed with unrelenting beats reserved for those that like their beats vital and genuine.

“When I wrote this song I was working 12 hour days and leaving work at 5 in the morning,” says Perez. “I’d work on the track whenever I could find the time, whether it was at a coffee shop with my girlfriend or working alone in my studio in the early hours of the day. I meticulously pieced chopped up samples of old fuzzed out bass riffs to accompany the frantic drum machines. You could say it’s an auditory snap shot of the time”. - glide magazine


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Still working on that hot first release.

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PITTER PATTER IS THE SOUND OF SWIFT EXPLORATION IN ALL DIRECTIONS. IT IS AN ODYSSEY TO FIND THE RIGHT SOUNDS OR THE RIGHT MOODS AND THEN DESTROYING THEM TO CREATE SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT AND UNEXPECTED. JONATHAN PEREZ, A.K.A. PITTER PATTER, HAS BEEN DEVELOPING HIS SOUND TO INDUCE KALEIDOSCOPIC EUPHORIA WITH SWELLING SYNTHS ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH ENERGY DRUMS. ALTHOUGH A DRUMMER FIRST, HE PERFORMS ALL SOUNDS ON THE RECORD AND HAS LAYERED EACH INSTRUMENTAL GROOVE WITH ELECTRONIC RESONANCE AND TOE-TAPPING RIFFS. THE END RESULT IS PITTER PATTER’S FULL LENGTH DEBUT,REALMS, A JOURNEY THROUGH MULTIPLE WORLDS THAT HAS BEEN LEFT FOR YOU TO INTERPRET.

 

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