Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll has shared a new track, 'Heartwork', in association with the British Heart Foundation via Evans Cycles. The experimental track marks the 10th anniversary of the Ride-To-Work scheme.
“I've taken the inspiration upon myself to make the majority of the music,” said Hartnoll of the conceptual production process. “All the rhythm and the tribally elements of actual bike sounds, out of sampling my own bike.”
The percussive track is built upon sounds of a bicycle mechanism, the little metallic tings, pings and whirls giving it an infectious, driven quality beneath the synth stabs.
The track is also based around the average heart rate of someone cycling a commute, which actually notches in at a perfectly techno-fitting 128bpm.
“Whether as a listener you notice that the song is made up of bike sounds or not, it's there in the DNA of the track,” says Hartnoll.
‘Heartwork’ is available to listen to and download here.
Orbital announced their ninth album 'Monsters Exist' last week, sharing their new single 'Tiny Foldable Cities'. Last year, they delivered a wonderful exclusive mix for DJ Mag as part ahead of their performance at Beyond The Tracks. Watch Orbital revisit and discuss the history their classic track ‘Chime’ with DJ Mag here. Tickets for the show in Hammersmith will go on sale this Friday 9th February and can be purchased here.