Pulse Locker refers to the analog method of synching analog modular instruments and drum machines, a method of working John Tejada & Josh Humphrey have embraced to generate their trademark sounds and grooves. Preferring to work away from the computer as much as possible, John and Josh have adapted a more old school approach to their work, syncing analog gear together, not from a computer, but the way it was synced back in the day. The results are a tight, organic analog sound showcased particularly by the 2nd track Bifur Gates. With a TR-808 as master clock, syncing the modular system, the sound takes you back to the mid 90s era of techno. Real 808 beats, punchy bass and an ever so shifting classic chord line will leave you lingering for the days of old. The first song, Pulse Locker with its big and warm groove, gets things moving with a blend of house and techno. Rounding out the ep, Unanimous Arc showcases the mad acid sounds possible on the SH-101 while modular chords elevate the track to a manic pace. Pulse Locker marks the duos third collaboration on Palette Recordings.