Words: Linn Branson
Mario Hänni is a well-known figure on the Swiss jazz and pop music scene, but if you're neither Swiss or into jazz/pop, the Zurich-based drummer ':(who has played with Pablo Nouvelle amongst others) may have eluded your ears until now. Well, now is the time to rectify that by taking a listen to his solo project - Rio.
'The Knife' - released last Friday (May 13) via Red Brick Chapel - is the first single cut from a forthcoming album to be released later this year, and marks Hänni's debut as Rio. His immensely listenable vocal - of the fashionable falsetto ilk - glides over drum machine and synth notes, it starts off in a low-key tempo of glitchy beats, before gradually building and picking up pace as it progresses - and turning into something really very, very nice indeed.
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