Oslo-born electronic artist André Bratten creates cosmic disco with analog instruments similar to Norwegian peers Lindstrøm, Todd Terje, and Prins Thomas, but with more of a German minimal techno influence.
Bratten's work came to the attention of Prins Thomas, who released full-length debut Be a Man You Ant on his Full Pupp label in 2013. Bratten gained DJ experience at Panorama Bar and Fabric, and Erol Alkan included Bratten's track "Trommer Og Bass" on his mix CD Fabriclive 77. Bratten completed a remix for Holy Ghost! in 2014, and remixed Röyksopp the following year. Math Ilium Ion, a slightly darker EP with a more streamlined club sound, appeared on Smalltown Supersound in May of 2015. Six months later, Bratten released his second full-length, Gode, which moved much further away from club sounds and disco influences, resulting in an album of dark, personal experimental techno and downtempo. The limited 12" single Valve followed in 2017. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi