Track Premiere: Katuchat – ‘Hypertension’

Experimental French newcomer Katuchat presents the swirling ethereal single ‘Hypertension’, taken from the personal 5-track EP ‘Anaesthesia’ out 27th April via Roche Musique. “Hypertension is quite a special piece of the EP,” explains the 24-year-old music producer, “It represents the whole excitement I had to create this project. It sounds like a distant music with very marked rhythm”.

Katuchat, of his name Maxime, relates his personal history. Affected since his early age with an incurable disease the young French producer chooses music as executory. The word Anaesthesia is literally defined by the loss of sensitivity of an organ or body part. Yet it is an EP full of sensitivity and emotion that Katuchat composes through 5 rich and complex titles

He transcribes his daily struggle, through his music instilling hope and positivity. Over the pieces, he gradually, almost chronologically, bring us through his states of mind, from hypertension to spleen. His productions unstructured, agitated at the same time very calm, as a contained torpor, an implosion in depths. Katuchat’s pieces are very detailed, between vaporous spreads and deep bass, few notes of pianos and aerial elements come across to complete an elusive melody.

Beyond music, Maxime has worked an aesthetic also marked with his wounds, the scar on the back of his head, worn proudly, to hide nothing from the world, is the central element of his artwork. “Indelible and immutable, like a tattoo, this scar represents the way I had to learn to live with my illness by assuming the traces left externally and internally”, he says.

Anaesthesia is a very personal musical project to express the acceptance of this disease, the consent to never really heal and the importance of keeping your head up.