Sunda Arc are brothers Nick Smart and Jordan Smart. Best known as key members of folk and jazz influenced minimalists Mammal Hands, Sunda Arc channels the duos love of electronic and dance music, without losing any of their deep musicality. Drawing on techno, electronica, neo-classical and post-rock influences, Sunda Arc compose and perform using both electronic and acoustic instruments, including analogue synthesisers, home-made software patches, piano, saxophones and bass clarinet – all finessed and channelled through their own unique creative strategies. Integrating electronic elements and experimentation with the expressiveness and energy of acoustic instruments and live performance, Sunda Arc’s music is expansive, compelling and fun in equal parts.
Their debut EP ‘Flicker’ was released in December 2018 and the band have performed at AB Brussels, Blue Dot Festival, The Roundhouse, Jazz Café, Reworks Festival, and the Royal Albert Hall, London and Albert Hall, Manchester with GoGo Penguin. Their debut LP, ‘Tides’, will be released on Gondwana Records on 7th February 2020.