Brutal and Melodic, two words which often dont go together, but which pefectly capture the music of Arcsin. Drawing on influences as diverse as Iron Maiden to Devo, his patterns and textures allude to a time when drums were hot and synths were cold. With a unique and distinct sound Arc is able to create music that tells stories while still providing the all too necessary headnod. That – Animal Beat Drums – as he calls it, is found in almost everything he touches, and is as true to New York as corruption and good bagels with cream cheese. By just allowing himself to make the music he feels needs to be made, rather than what others may expect, allows him to stay fresh and innovative.