PULSE originates from Bovensmilde, a small quiet town in The Netherlands. There we luckily have our own rehearsal space where we jam and record our songs whenever we want on a more or less semi-professional level. Hence, our songs are home-recorded without any professional help or equipment. We like to keep it rather simple and only rely on our personal skills. The name PULSE is inspired by the word impulsive because that is actually how our music is created: impulsive and on the spot! We believe that we do not fit in one genre, nevertheless, people seem to put our music in genres such as hard-, experimental-, progressive-, and melodic- rock. We ourselves dare to state that our music contains elements of all sorts of music from classical to metal. This broad variety of genres results in unique creative songs consisting of many emotions.
‘Each song is impulsive and born from a certain feeling or experience’
The process of writing songs is probably a bit different from how other bands handle this. A song starts when Alissa comes up with ideas and record her parts first with or without anybody knowing. When the song is more or less written and formed, other instruments will be added by her so she can continue finishing the song step by step. When a solid base is created, Youri and Alissa will set up the drums and the needed microphones to start working on the project together and write the drums on the spot. This process always results in unique music. When Youri completes his work, Alissa will write lyrics and record the vocals. This stage is utterly important to deliver the right emotions to the song. Sometimes when a project is almost finished, a specific solo can be needed to elevate the song. For some solos, a guest player is asked to fulfill that last part. When all parts are done and approved, the mixing comes in. A part in which no one has real professional experience. Alissa mixes the songs as well as she possibly can for everybody to hear the newest tracks. Everything happens with our own skills, no auto-tune, segment, or rhythm correction. Just the metronome and motivation are our key to creative success.
In 2014 PULSE recorded their first full-length studio album (The Best Is Not Good Enough) with twelve unique songs, in a semi-professional studio (Studio Delay also located in Bovensmilde). Nowadays it may be a little outdated but it still gives a nice perspective on who we were back then. Currently, we are working hard to improve and spread our music to the world, but in a different format. PULSE- Project exists of just the two of us (Alissa & Youri). Together we still write and record music, but not in a band formation. We do not perform and we are not available for gigs at the moment. We solely focus on creating new songs. Every once in a while we decide to share some work with the public, we hope you all will enjoy it!
PULSE has a fresh, unique, and raw sound. Expressive guitar riffs and unique solos, loud and clear heavy bass lines, a great rhythm section with powerful, punchy rolls, and raw female vocals will take you on board a heavy rock tour.
Alissa – Songwriter, Bass, Vocals and Guitar
Youri – Drums
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