A classically trained musician, Pulse Emitter (the project of Daryl Groetsch) began experimenting with electronic music in the late 1990’s, just before moving to Portland, Oregon. Groetsch went from building his modular synthesizer and creating noisy dronescapes to incorporating melodic, sequencer driven arrangements with layered vintage synthesizers, to implementing acoustic world instruments and software synthesis. These shifts in process and instrumentation are emblematic of Pulse Emitter’s progression as a project, discovering new ways to develop expansive tapestries of sound.
Pulse Emitter has released albums on acclaimed labels such as Immune, Beer On The Rug, Constellation Tatsu, Aguirre, Root Strata, NNA, and Ultra Eczema, and has toured dates and festivals in Europe and North America. Music critic David Keenan has said, “No one is making synth music that feels so organic, so rapturous and so ‘in tune’ with the contours of outer and inner space as Groetsch.”