Binary Drift is the latest project of songwriter Mauricio Yrivarren. As stated in a previous interview, rather than putting music under his own name he chose to work under an alias which reflected the times we are in.
“I once read about the so-called “binary thinking” concept, which describes a system of thought that is based on things being either white or black, discarding a conversation having different tones of grey. Don’t know if that is the accurate scientific description, yet I liked it as it relates to my perception of the present state of public opinion in general. It is getting harder to engage in a meaningful dialogue as we’ve become prisoners of what we understand and believe is rightful rhetoric. At any level, we no longer accept that we need to disagree and accept that we could be wrong. We need to break away from that, thus ‘Binary Drift’ seemed like an authentic name.”
Originally from Lima, Peru and after a long stay in the US, Madrid has been his home for close to a decade. He came of age in the late 90s and early 2000s and was a big fan of the likes of Oasis, the Verve, Nirvana, and Smashing Pumpkins. His life experiences along with these musical influences definitely show in what became Binary Drift’s first album ‘Pocket Tunes’. Always seeking to push the envelope, the album has songs in English and Spanish and explores pop, indie, disco, and bossa nova, and derives its name from the fact that most of the songs are under 3 minutes. Mauricio states: “If given a physical shape, they would be small items which you could easily fit into your pockets. Hence, ‘Pocket Tunes’ was a natural choice for the album’s title.”
Released little over a year ago, ‘Pocket Tunes’ and its singles have made press and radio around the globe. * see full list of reviews in the ‘Album’ section.
“Binary Drift has something similar to pop/rock legends: a bit of Maroon 5, Leny Kravitz or Adam Levine, and is the future of pop music. ‘Drifting’ is a successfull cocktail we were proud to discover and consume without moderation! We recommend it”
The Further – France / December 17, 2019 (link)
“At the heart of the track is a slick disco beat and bassline. A funky rhythm guitar joins the mix and hints at Alt – Pop 1980’s influences like Blondie, Talking Heads, and INXS”
Static Dive – USA on ‘Love U Blind’ / July 13, 2019 (link)
“This is prime easy listening fare to open your ears for. “A Song for Vampires” might just be your new fave, so press play”
Odd Nugget – USA / May 29, 2019 (link)
“’Pocket Tunes’ is an honest effort. I enjoy being able to present songs in front of an audience. It’s almost like having a conversation with whoever wants to have one”.
Currently writing and recording new tracks, Mauricio looks forward to keep playing the Madrid circuit and to hit other Spanish and European cities this summer.